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September 18, 2018
WFCR Local Features
WFCR Local Features
Northampton Journalist Suggests Bell Stole Idea for Telephone
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) Lab notebook, March 10, 1876
(wfcr) - "Mister Watson, come here." Most of us associate those words with the invention of the telephone. They were said by Alexander Graham Bell, in Boston, in 1876, but Northampton journalist Seth Shulman suggests Bell may have stolen the idea for the telephone. Shulman's book is called "The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret." You can see Alexander Graham Bell's laboratory notebooks at American Treasures of the Library of Congress . © Copyright 2018, wfcr