What was the most important invention to use in the 19th century?


Invention: Telephone
When invented: March 10, 1876

Inventor: Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell


Why are they important: Imagine yelling 3 blocks over to your neighbor in the middle of night, just to talk about something. Fun right? Not really, thats why the fun is an important invention, that way you can communicate without leaving the comforts of your house. It opened the door for intercoms, walkie-talkies, radio, fax transmission and even internet!

A little about the inventor:
Bell taught people who were deaf, therefore, he was sensitive to sound vibrations and their travel.
Birth: March 3, 1847
Death: August 2, 1922

About the phone: The telephone is a device that transmits speech electrically.The telephone is a wire-based electrical systems


*EXTRA INFO*
  • By 1880, there were 47,900 telephones in the United States.
  • Bell was competing with Elisha Gray for the invention. Both men rushed their designs to the patent office, Bell patented the telephone first.
  • Bell's knowledg of sound and understanding of music enabled the possibility of transmitting multiple messages over the same wire at the same time.