Bells 1st Telephone Design
The Dates for the Sequence of
Construction and Experimental Events
Below are pictures of the Japanese film crew working together on the set. Here is
the producer, director, and young Bell working out the details of the
metal detector for one of the laboratory scenes.
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The model we built of Bells first telephone design for a
Click on the picture to see the details and other equipment that would have been available to inventers in late 1800's
Instruments of Science, Technology and Invention
Alexander Graham Bell
story of invention and
scientific discovery: how it gets done, how it ultimately gets
to the customer, how business manipulates the use and availability of
those inventions or discoveries, and who gets the reward both in
money and recognition is all very much the same today as it was in Bells
Civilizations rise and fall because of technical progress It's important for all of us to understand and make sure that our political representatives and businessmen understand this and demand that we get our fair share of the rewards from these inventions and discoveries.
With careless management these resources can be used against us. Millions of jobs move almost over night from one country to another because of technical progress. Tens of thousands of atomic weapons are just waiting to be used because of technical progress. Thus far all of this progress for the most part has been used to make the world a better and safer place to live in Many of us are living longer and enjoying ourselves more than in Bell's time.
We cant stop technical progress its in our genes. So we have to be on our toes and continue to use them wisely. After all Bell and his telephone and Sam Morse and his telegraph were not very clever in the science and engineering needed to invent the telephone and telegraph but look what they started and how it has change everyone lives.
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Copyright 12/07/2004 Jim & Rhoda Morris