Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born, scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone and founding the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885. As a child, young Bell displayed a natural curiosity about his world.
- In 1871, Alexander Graham Bell moved to Boston and began work on a device that would allow for the telegraph transmission of several messages set to different frequencies.
- With this success, Alexander Graham Bell began to promote the telephone in public demonstrations.
- He died peacefully with his wife by his side on August 2, 1922.
Work With The Deaf
Bell started instructing the deaf school instructors about the Visible Speech System in Boston. In October 1872, Alexander Bell opened his “School of Vocal Physiology and Mechanics of Speech” in Boston, which attracted a large number of deaf. Alexander Graham Bell continued his work with the deaf throughout his life, establishing the American Association to Promote Teaching of Speech to the Deaf in 1890.
- The invention of the telephone which revolutionized communication technology.
- The dehusking machine- Bell developed his first invention at age 14. The simple agricultural device served the purpose of removing wheat husks.
- Hydrofoil Boat- Bell and the engineer Casey Baldwin designed a hydrofoil boat in 1919. It broke the speed records at the time by moving at speeds of 60 knots (about 70 miles per hour). He worked on hydrofoils and set a world record for speed for this type of boat.
He was a reputed inventor and was the holder of various coveted awards:
- John Fritz Medal
- IEEE Edison Medal
- Elliott Cresson Medal
- Hughes Medal
- Albert Medal
Alexander Graham Bell was a visionary who made communication faster and easier.