tells us that the telephone was invented by Alexander Graham
Bell, a Scot who had moved to Canada and was living in Boston
at the time of the discovery. Bell and his assistant, Thomas
A. Watson, filed his patent prior to Elisha Gray to become
the legal inventor of the telephone.
By clicking below you will find a wealth of information about
the history of the telephone as well as information about
Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray.
Path to the Telephone,, Mike Gorman's extensive documentation
on early telephony
Drawing of Bell's
or Gray? Who had the idea first?
Gray's caveat as filed with the US Patent Office, 2/14/1876