The History of the Telephone

Timeline created by SAGrover16
  • Carl F.Gauss and Ernst H. Weber build the electromagnetic telegraph.

    Carl F.Gauss and Ernst H. Weber build the electromagnetic telegraph.
    The telegraph was the first step to making electrical signals travel from one device to another.
  • Philipp Reis develops a “telephon.”

    Philipp Reis develops a “telephon.”
    Reis's phone was the first instrument to transmit the spoken word.
  • Alexander Graham Bell discovers the principle of the telephone.

    Alexander Graham Bell discovers the principle of the telephone.
    He invents the telephone.
  • Thomas Edison receives a patent in Britain for the “electro-motograph.”

    Thomas Edison receives a patent in Britain for the “electro-motograph.”
    First permanent outdoor telephone wire strung and commercial telephone service begins in the United States.
  • Oliver Lodge demonstrates wireless communication over a distance of 150 yards.

    Oliver Lodge demonstrates wireless communication over a distance of 150 yards.
    This is the beginnings of cell phone technology.
  • "Pocket" cellular telephone is introduced by Motorola

    "Pocket" cellular telephone is introduced by Motorola
    First CELL PHONES! They will forever be an essential to all teenagers. (in their minds)