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Alexander Graham Bell's improved telephone...

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October 6, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 6, 1877 

* Alexander Graham Bell
* Invention of the telephone

The front page of this issue features a nice illustration of "Bell's New Telephone", plus "Applications Of Professor Bell's New Telephone" which shows individuals using the improved device. An article titled:  "The New Bell Telephone" describes the improvements made in the telephone, beginning: "Professor Graham Bell's telephone has of late been somewhat simplified in construction and also arranged in more compact portable form...". The report also summarizes the working principles of the "apparatus" and discusses how the phone can be used on a large scale or for special applications. The report closes with an interesting observation: "...The telephone has advanced considerably beyond the status of a 'beautiful scientific toy'..." (see).
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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