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Bell's Gallows Phone

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Alexander Graham Bell, Gallows Phone 1875 never transmitted audible speech, but the noise it did produce spurred Bell & Watson to obtain Bell's first Patent granted on 7th March 1876, they beat (by hours) Elisha Gray who was also working on a solution, and contested against it. The model here is made from simple drawings left by Bell.

10th Mar 2009

Design and Technology, History

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

telephone, communication, Alexander Graham Bell, candlestick

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