Elizabeth Bell, mother of Alexander Graham Bell, c 1840s.
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32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Elizabeth Bell, mother of Alexander Graham Bell, c 1840s.

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Watercolour painting. Elizabeth Bell (d 1856) was the mother of Scottish-born inventor and telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922). After experimenting with various acoustic devices, A G Bell produced the first intelligible telephone transmision with a mesage to his asistant on 5 June 1875. He patented this device as the telephone in 1876. He also invented the phonograph (1880) and the gramophone (1887).
 

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