Saturday, June 11, 2011

...Meucci Telephone


No, it wasn't a typo. Bell Telephone had been around for years. Alexander Graham had been credited with this invention. But on this day in 2002, Antonio Meucci was acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
Meucci was an inventor, best known for developing a voice communication apparatus which several sources credit as the first telephone.Meucci set up a form of voice communication link in his Staten Island home that connected its second floor bedroom to his laboratory. He submitted a patent caveat for his telephone-like device in 1871which he did not renew after 1874. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for the electromagnetic transmission of vocal sound by undulatory electric current.
Paperwork, people!
It is raining with thunder here in Chester County, PA. We took an early walk in the woods and caused some type of animal to stir. We are not sure exactly what the animal is as we have never seen something quite like it. Hopefully tomorrow we will see him/her again and maybe make a new friend. Keep the lines of communication open, Meucci, Bell or cell. Or any other mode for that matter.

Shown today, Ernestine.

"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open."
Alexander Graham Bell