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TREASURE TROVE OF INFORMATION – ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

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167th BIRTHDAY OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

Alexander Bell was born in Edinburgh, on 3rd March 1847 to Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace Symonds. Bell adopted the name Graham out of admiration for Alexander Graham, a family friend, and later renamed himself as Alexander Graham Bell. He had a strong background of scientific knowledge because his father was a scientist, and his grandfather was a professor. His mother was a proficient pianist despite her deafness. Alexander Graham Bell was a pioneer in the field of telecommunications. He was the inventor of the electrical speech machine which is now called as the telephone. But Bell always described himself simply as a teacher of the deaf, and his contributions in that field were of the first order.

 

BELL’S MAJOR INVENTIONS

 

PATENTS AND AWARDS

The Bell’s inventive genius is represented only in part by the eighteen patents granted in his name alone and the twelve he shared with his collaborators

 

  • fourteen for the telephone and telegraph,
  • four for the photophone,
  • one for the phonograph,
  • five for aerial vehicles,
  • four for hydroairplanes, and
  • two for a selenium cell.

 

He won many awards for his remarkable inventions. Few notable awards among them were the Elliott Cresson Medal,IEEE Edison Medal,Hughes Medal, and John Fritz Medal. He also received numerous honorary degrees during his life. As a token of tribute, many countries have schools, colleges, institutes, organizations, places, awards and scholarships named after him.

 

Alexander Graham Bell died peacefully, with his wife by his side, in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, on August 2, 1922.