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  Invention of the telephone Information
The history of the invention of the telephone is a confusing morass of claims and counterclaims, further worsened by the huge mass of lawsuits which hoped to resolve the patent claims of individuals.
Innocenzo Manzetti mooted the idea of a telephone as early as 1844, and may have made one in 1864, as an enhancement to an automaton built by him in 1849.
The primitive telephone was rapidly improved, the double electromagnet being replaced by a single bar tender having a small coil or bobbin of fire wire surrounding one pole, in front of which a thin disc of ferrotype is fixed in a circular mouthpiece, and serves as a combined membrane and armature.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Invention_of_the_telephone   (3483 words)

  
  Timeline of the telephone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Timeline of the history of the telephone.
The last manual telephones in the system were not converted to dial until 1978.
2002 Antonio Meucci was recognised as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States House of Representatives, in House Resolution 269, dated 11 June.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Timeline_of_the_telephone   (796 words)

  
 Telephone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The telephone or phone (Greek: tele = far away and phone = voice) is a telecommunications device which is used to transmit and receive sound (most commonly voice and speech) across distance.
Unlike a mobile phone, a cordless telephone is considered to be landline because it is only useable within a short distance of a small personal or domestic base station connected to a fixed phone line.
The very early history of the telephone is a confusing morass of claim and counterclaim, which was not clarified by the huge mass of lawsuits which hoped to resolve the patent claims of individuals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Telephone   (1996 words)

  
 List of themed timelines
Timeline is a 2003 film based on the novel.
Timeline of quantum mechanics, molecular physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and particle physics
Timelines of History: a collection of timelines by time, country, today in history along with assorted subjects
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 Telephone : search word
A telephone [[handset]] A [[touch-tone telephone dial]] Telephone The telephone or phone (Greek: tele = far away and phone = voice) is a telecommunications device that transmits speech by means of electric signals.
The early history of the telephone is a confusing morass of claim and counterclaim, which was not clarified by the huge mass of lawsuits which hoped to resolve the patent claims of individuals.
The primitive telephone was rapidly improved, the double electromagnet being replaced by a single bar magnet having a small coil or bobbin of fine wire surrounding one pole, in front of which a thin disc of ferrotype is fixed in a circular mouthpiece, and serves as a combined membrane and armature.
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 Teaching, Learning, Technology Roundtable at St. Cloud State University
Telephone services at SCSU are a critical component in the normal day-to-day functioning of the university.
A telephone services committee is in place during Fiscal Year 2003 to assess campus needs with respect to this service, to negotiate with telephone service providers, to formalize a new contract for this service, and to implement this contract so that continuous telephone service is provided to the campus.
The opportunity to negotiate a new contract for basic telephone and voice mail service for the university is also an opportunity to seek additional telephone features and availability of service, plus an opportunity to seek cost savings with respect to this fundamental service for the university.
www.stcloudstate.edu /tltr/5_20_2.asp   (857 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - Antonio Meucci - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Meucci's electromagnetic telephone was described in L'Eco d'Italia of New York at the beginning of 1861, though all issues of the 1861-1863 period are not available in the major libraries of the United States.
Differently from other pioneers of the telephone, such as Charles Bourseul, Philipp Reis, Innocenzo Manzetti and others, he did not think about transmitting voice by using the principle of the telegraph key (in scientific jargon, the "make-and-break" method), but he looked for a "continuous" solution, which means without interrupting the electric flux.
In 1856 Meucci constructed the first electromagnetic telephone, made of an electromagnet with a nucleus in the shape of a horseshoe bat, a diaphragm of animal skin, stiffened with potassium dichromate and keeping a metal disk stickened in the middle.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Antonio_Meucci   (5412 words)

  
 UK Telephone - Free UK Delivery on many items
The early history of the telephone is a confusing morass of claim and counterclaim, which was not clarified by the huge mass of lawsuits which hoped to resolve the patent claims of individuals.
String telephone has also been known for centuries connecting two diaphrams with string or wire which transmits the sound from one to the other by vibrations along the string and not through electrical current.
The primitive telephone was rapidly improved, the double electromagnet being replaced by a single bar magnet having a small coil or bobbin of fine wire surrounding one pole, in front of which a thin disc of ferrotype is fixed in a circular mouthpiece, and serves as a combined membrane and armature.
www.rtaylor.co.uk /e/Telephone.html   (4096 words)

  
 Telephone Timeline - Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century
Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone in 1876 rang in the era of talking at a distance.
As telephone transmission extends across and between major cities, "loading coils" or inductors are placed along the lines to reduce distortion and attenuation or the loss of a signal's power.
What is the world’s longest telephone line consists of 2,500 tons of copper wire, 130,000 poles, three vacuum-tube repeaters, and countless numbers of loading coils.
www.greatachievements.org /?id=3625   (1679 words)

  
 Hang Up On War
1914—Long distance "luxury" telephone tax is imposed at a rate of 1 cent per call to help pay for some of the costs of World War I. 1916— Tax is repealed.
—Telephone tax resistance case of Martha Tranquilli leads to ruling that phone service may not be disconnected for nonpayment of federal tax.
The first might be acceptable, but I cannot see how the second would be unless both the telephone company and the government knew about it.
www.nwtrcc.org /hanguponwar.org/taxtimeline.htm   (776 words)

  
 Telephone History Timeline Page
Telephone subscribers began to be designated by numbers rather than names.
Automatic switching of large numbers of calls was made possible using “phantom circuits,” which allowed three telephone conversations to be conducted on two pairs of wires.
Telephone calls could now be "bounced" off a satellite to a switching station.
www.schoelles.com /Telephone/teltimeline.htm   (891 words)

  
 A Capsule History of the Bell System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It was in the course of one of these demonstrations that Watson built the first telephone booth, constructed of blankets and barrel hoops, to protect the tender ears of his fellow-tenants from his amateur trumpet-playing and singing.
Vail and his fellow telephone people discovered, as the 1880's continued and more and more telephones were installed, that more and more equipment became necessary if telephone service was to continue its growth and high quality service was to endure and improve.
The Bell companies were operating the telephones, at varying degrees of efficiency, in nearly all large cities, leaving rural communities without service or with only one telephone, located down at the drugstore or at the livery stable along with the telegraph key.
www.bellsystemmemorial.com /capsule_bell_system.html   (17543 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh and educated at the universities of Edinburgh and London.
Bell's patent for the telephone (granted in 1876) became the subject of litigation.
Italian-American inventor Antonio Meucci (1808--1889), who had tried to patent his telephone in 1871 but lacked the funds to complete the application process, also became involved in litigation; the case to annul Bell's patent was remanded for trial by the Supreme Court, but Meucci's death in 1889 led to the end of legal action.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/inventions/bell_alexanderg.html   (651 words)

  
 bumblingbav
The last manual telephones in the system were not converted to dial until 1978 when the last of the first bell phones were no longer made.
It was no more a telephone than a wagon is a sleigh, even though it is possible to chain the wheels and make them slide for a foot or two.
But Philipp Reis does not seem to have realised the importance of not entirely breaking the circuit of the current; at all events, his metal spring is not in practice an effective provision against this, for it allows the metal contacts to jolt too far apart, and thus interrupt the current.
bumblingbav.blogspot.com   (4659 words)

  
 Timeline of Telecommunications
Louis undertaker, became upset on finding that the wife of a competitor was a telephone operator who made his line busy and transferred calls meant for him to her husband.
Telephone service is suspended for one minute (6:25pm-6:26pm) on the entire telephone system in the United States and Canada during the funeral service (4 August).
Bell Telephone Laboratories has a 96-channel PCM experimental system working between Murray Hill, N.J. and NYC and quickly discovers the need for repeaters for long-distance service.On December 23, Bell Telephone Laboratories introduces the germanium point contact transistor and in the following year the alloy junction germanium transistor.
www.telephonetribute.com /timeline.html   (10876 words)

  
 ActewAGL education site :: Communications :: Telephones :: History of the telephone
There is probably no single inventor of the telephone, although Alexander Graham Bell has certainly been widely credited with its invention.
In fact for many years, Bell was acknowledged as the inventor of the telephone and legal cases by Meucci and others were unsuccessful in gaining recognition for their achievements.
Like the telegraph, the telephone may one day drop off the world’s technology scale but its history has been instrumental in the development of modern communications.
www.actewagl.com.au /education/communications/Telephone/TelephoneHistory/default.aspx   (870 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Timeline: Books: Michael Crichton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Initially, TIMELINE is a fun read; a fast-paced, well-researched novel that seems to continue the Crichton tradition of blending scientific content with a rousing action-adventure story.
Timeline also has a familiar plotline that Crichton used first for his movie "Westworld" and again for the novel "Jurassic Park" -- a "theme park" is created by mixing the founder's big ego with advanced technology.
The main problem with `Timeline' is that Michael had a bit of a problem with taking what could have been an engaging and fascinating ride and making it even the slightest bit original.
www.amazon.com /Timeline-Michael-Crichton/dp/0345417623   (2901 words)

  
 Communicable Diseases and Reporting Timelines
Report immediately by telephone if two (2) or more cases or suspected cases of foodborne disease from separate households are suspected to have the same source of illness.
Report by fax, telephone, or mail within seven (7) calendar days of identification.
Outbreaks of any type and individual cases in food handlers and dairy Workers only should be reported by fax, telephone, or mail within one (1) working day of identification.
co.el-dorado.ca.us /publichealthpreparedness/reportingtimeline.html   (1263 words)

  
 Amos Dolbear, 1874   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Dolbear contributed many notable inventions to the scientific world, including the static telephone, the electric gyroscope used to demonstrate the Earth's rotation, the opeidoscope, and a new system of incandescent lighting.
His research on the static telephone was conducted in his laboratory on the top floor of Ballou Hall, and the first transmissions using the device were made from Ballou to his house on Professors Row.
He published several books, articles, and pamphlets, including "Matter, Ether, Motion," and was recognized for his contributions to science at both the Paris Exposition in 1881 and the Crystal Palace Exposition in 1882.
www.tufts.edu /home/timeline/html/1874-p-amos.html   (117 words)

  
 NPR : Timeline: Wiretaps' Use and Abuse
NPR.org, December 20, 2005 · Wiretapping is as old as the telephone itself.
The amendment guarantees "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures." It stems from American colonists' anger over the British government's so-called "writs of assistance," which gave its customs officers broad rights to search colonists' homes, mostly in pursuit of smuggled goods.
The first automatic telephone switching system, the "Strowger Selector" is invented by a funeral parlor owner angry because a competitor's wife -- who worked as a telephone operator -- was allegedly transferring calls for Strowger's mortuary to her husband's business.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5061834   (916 words)

  
 The era of Antiquity : 1846 - 1884
The telephone and vacuum tube were invented in this period.
Alexander Graham Bell(USA) fraudulently appropriates the invention of the telephone.
Actually the telephone was invented by Antonio Meucci in 1860 and recognized in court in 2002(7).
www.thocp.net /timeline/1874.htm   (1592 words)

  
 Federal telephone tax timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Long distance "luxury" telephone tax is imposed at a rate of 1 cent per call to help pay for some of the costs of World War I. Tax is repealed.
Tax is reinstated at a rate of 5 cents per call once the United States enters the war.
Tax is reinstated at per-call rates ranging from 10 cents to 20 cents, depending on the call's cost.
www.bankrate.com /brm/itax/tax_watch/20010119b.asp   (222 words)

  
 Dr. Glenn's Research Services - Online Surveys
Telephone interviewers can orally administer a survey over the phone while entering the results into an online form.
One telephone line and basic computer skills are all that is necessary.
After a period of time (depending on your timeline), the telephone interviewing would begin.
www.glennresearch.com /online.html   (701 words)

  
 Telephone
The telephone or phone (Greek: tele = far away and phone = voice) is a telecommunications device that transmits speech by means of electric signals.
See Invention of the telephone for a discussion of each of the critical technologies and their inventors.
The first long distance telephone call was made on August 10, 1876 by Bell from the family homestead in Brantford, Ontario to his assistant located in Paris, Ontario, some 16 km (10 mi.) distant.
www.funsms.net /telephone.htm   (3798 words)

  
 Webb & Associates - Telecommunications History
Telecommunications is a fascinating, fast paced industry that affects every aspect of our lives including simple voice telephone calls, access to the Internet, high speed data communications, satellite communications, surfing the World Wide Web, fax transmissions, video conferencing and cable tv.
To satisfy the history buffs surfing the World Wide Web, Webb and Associates has compiled a simple timeline of the history of telecommunications to highlight the most significant events of the telecom industry.
The telecom history timeline follows the developments of the telecommunications and computer industries from the late 1800s to the 21st Century.
www.webbconsult.com /history.html   (230 words)

  
 Webb & Associates - Telecom History Time Line
This telecommunications history timeline is derived from several sources including "Events in Telephone History" published by the ATandT Public Relations Department, and "A Capsule History of the Bell System" - A Bell System Publication.
Additional sources used in the creation of this timeline as well as a complete list of related books which may be of interest to you are included within our bibliography.
This timeline is presented for information only and should not be used as a historical reference.
www.webbconsult.com /hist-time.html   (256 words)

  
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 Telephone History - Invention of the Telephone
The first telephone system, known as an exchange, which is a practical means of communicating between many people who have telephones, was installed in Hartford, Connecticut in 1877, and the first exchange linking two major cities was established between New York and Boston in 1883.
The first automatic telephone exchange was patented by Almon Strowger of Kansas City in 1891 and installed in 1892, but manual switchboards remained in common use until the middle of the twentieth century.
Fifteen years after the invention of cellular phones, more than 33 million wireless phones were in the U.S. During the depths of the Depression, telephones in use fell from 16 to 13 per 100 population and by the late 1970's the number had surpassed 75 per 100 population.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventions/story078.htm   (2442 words)

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