Western Union fails to see potential in a new device called the Telephone

Western Union fails to see potential in a new device called the Telephone

Back in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell had just sent speech down a length of wire via a new device that came to be known as the telephone. As Bell and his co-investors sought to monetize their invention, they approached the then telecoms giant of the day, Western Union who had an industry monopoly with the…

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Elisha Gray misses out on owning the telephone patent by two hours

Elisha Gray misses out on owning the telephone patent by two hours

  Everybody knows the telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell, but what a lot of people don’t know is that someone else also had a design for a slightly different version but wasn’t able to register it speedily enough.   The gentleman’s name in question was a certain Elisha Gray. He was born in…

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