Early Bell telephone and terminal panel, 1877/8, u

Made:
1877-1878

Early bell telephone and terminal panel, 1877/8, used at Osborne Cottage, 14th January 1878

The British-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell made this particular telephone to demonstrate his new technology to Queen Victoria at Osborne Cottage on the Isle of Wight in January 1878. The mouthpiece was also the earpiece, and the user had to listen and speak alternately. No one is sure whether the demonstration actually took place.

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Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1967-431/2
type:
telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Julius Sax and Co. Ltd.

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