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What was Alexander Graham Bell famous for?

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Alexander Graham Bell is famous for his invention of the telephone. In addition to an inventor, Bell was also a respected scientist who made valuable contributions to the field of aeronautics.

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On Jan. 15, 1915, Bell made his first transcontinental call from New York to San Francisco. At the age of 12 while growing up on a farm, Bell made his first invention, a dehusking machine, with pedals and nailbrushes. Alexander dropped out of school in order to began his original experiments with voice and sounds. He found that if vowels could be produced electronically, so could consonants and articulate speech.

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    Where did Alexander Graham Bell go to school?

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    Alexander Graham Bell was home schooled until he was 11, after that he went to Edinburgh's Royal High School for 2 years and also attended Weston House Academy in Elgin where he studied Latin and Greek. While he was at Weston House Academy he also taught elocution to music students.

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    How did Alexander Graham Bell make the telephone?

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    Alexander Graham Bell created the telephone through many years of experimentation with sound waves. Bell got the idea from the phonautograph that he had invented prior to draw sound waves, and this inspired him to think that it might be possible to generate electrical current that corresponded with sound waves. Bell thought that if he could cause the electrical current to imitate the sound waves, he would be able to project voices the same way that telegraphs transmitted Morse code over wires.

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    What year did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone?

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    Alexander Graham Bell invented and patented the telephone in 1876. He was 29 years old at the time. Within one year, he started Bell Telephone Company.

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    Where did Alexander Graham Bell live?

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    Alexander Graham Bell lived much of his life in the town of Brantford, Ontario. The educator and primary inventor of the telephone settled there with his family in 1870.

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