Alexander Graham Bell: The Invention Of The Telephone

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Alexander Graham Bell is most commonly recognized as the inventor of the telephone, but in actuality he has contributed so much more to life as we know it today. He has eighteen patents in his name as well as twelve patents that he shared with others.
Alexander Graham Bell also invented the first metal detector which he used to try and locate a bullet from President James Garfield. This was unsuccessful but it led to a thirst for more knowledge. Since this was unsuccessful, President James Garfield unfortunately died. He also invented a device which found icebergs. This invention warned ships of potential icebergs. Along with these and his other numerous inventions he played a major part in the lives of the deaf, by instructing those unable
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He taught the deaf using elocution which is a method where sounds and letters are taught by physically being shown the shape which their mouth needs to be in to make the sound in order to speak. He also taught students to become aware of the sounds around them by hugging a balloon to their chest in order to feel the vibrations in the air around them. whether being from people talking of even footsteps. In 1872, Alexander Graham Bell started a school for the deaf in Boston Massachusetts. He also started the Alexander Graham bell association for the deaf in 1890.
Alexander Graham Bell also impacted the world with his invention of the
Phonograph. Thomas Edison originally invented the Phonograph and Alexander Graham
Bell altered it in ways better to suit the world. The Phonograph is an instrument that records sound and can play it back as it was recorded. This cylindrical invention consists of a cone where the person talks into, a stylus and the mechanism that make the phonograph work. The Phonograph is no longer used today but it was altered again and again by numerous people until it became what we call the radio today.
In Alexander Graham Bell 's seventy-five years of life he impacted the

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