By Victoria Sherrow
Starting to be up, Alexander Graham Bell was once interested by track, speech, and sounds. He labored not easy to invent issues that might not just aid people with impaired listening to, but in addition convey humans jointly in new and particular methods. What he did not comprehend was once that his easy idea--to support humans communicate--would swap the realm while he invented the phone.
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Suddenly, Aleck spilled some acid. The acid burned. Aleck cried out, “Mr. Watson, come here! ” He forgot that Watson was too far away to hear him. 43 To Aleck’s surprise, Watson came running upstairs. He burst into the room. “Mr. ” he said. ” Aleck forgot all about his burns. He and Watson spent the night talking on their machine. The talking machine was f inally a reality. ” Since his childhood, Alexander Graham Bell had studied speech and sound. He helped to build bridges between deaf people and hearing people.
32 Aleck had good ideas about how to make things. But he was not so good at putting them together. He paid men at a machine shop. They would build the things he needed. Aleck thought Thomas Watson was the best mechanic in the shop. The two men decided to work together. 33 Aleck and Watson worked at night in the machine-shop attic. Some nights, they did not sleep. Mabel Hubbard joked about Aleck’s late nights working in the shop. One day she drew a picture of him with an owl’s head! Owls stayed awake at night, too.
March 10, 1876—Spoke the f irst words ever heard over the telephone. June 25, 1876—Demonstrated the telephone at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. July 11, 1877—Married Mabel Hubbard. 1878—Demonstrated the telephone for England’s Queen Victoria. 1887—Met six-year-old blind and deaf Helen Keller. 1892—Opened long-distance telephone service between New York and Chicago. August 2, 1922—Died and was buried in Nova Scotia.