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Alexander Graham Bell Essay

  • Submitted by: pfckimbrell
  • on March 22, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 446 words

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Michael Kimbrell
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ASL111
Eric Reed
Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3 1847 his mother became Deaf when he was 12 and his father was Alexander Melville Bell was a professor.   Both his brothers Melville and Edward Bell died from tuberculosis.   At the age of 12 Alexander Bell built a homemade device that combined rotating paddles with a set of brushes it was used for years after he made it.   His Mother encouraged him to take part in art, poetry, and music.   With no training he mastered the piano.   At the age of 12 he learned a manual finger language so he could silently sit by his mom and tap out what they were talking about he would also speak modulated tones directly in to his moms forehead in witch she could hear.   His family was associated with teaching elocution his father published a variety of work on the subject.   The standard of elocutionist in 1860 in this publishing he talked about deaf-mutes.
When he was a kid he was home schooled his favorite subject was science.   When he finished school he moved to London to be with his grandfather.   At the age of 23 he moved to Canada and was married.   His wife was deaf.   He bought a farm that was 10.5 acres at the tutelu hights.   Bell started to work on his device witch was the harmonic telegraph the concept behind his device was that message could be sent through one wire in 1872 he opened the school of vocal physiology and mechanics of speech.   In 1874 he began working on the phonautograph a pen like machine that could   draw shapes and sound waves on smoked glass by tracing there vibrations in 1874 the telegraph was in rapid use by western union.   In1874 he visited the famous scientist Joseph Henry who was the director of the Smithsonian institution he asked for advice on how to transmit voice by telegraph.  
He then hired Thomas Watson as his assistant and they both started to experiment with the acoustictelegraphy in 1985 in witch they world try to pass sound through the wires then they...

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