The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light
We are approaching gradually in about two years to the 170 years of an invention that changed for ever the life of humanity, the electmagnetic
I am sure some of you may have thought that this is a wrong statement, we have been taught that the telephone was invented in about 1877 in the USA by
the Scottish American Alexander Graham Bell, but that is not the case.
The first prototype of electromagnetic device to transmit the human voice was tested by the Italian inventor Antonio Meucci, born in Florence on April
It was in 1849, while Meucci was in La Havana Cuba, he went to that country for a contract hired by the Teatro Tacon.
He improved the design that was originated in a experiments on a cure using electricity inspired in the treatments of Mesmer in Europe, working
exhaustively on it until 1858 to try to make it commercial, but he only applied for a patent in 1872, having trouble to pay its cost, so it remain in
that office as caveat for years.
Meucci didn't receive the patent he fairly deserved for lack of constant funding to sponsor the legal cost to proceed it, so it was just accepted as a
caveat in 1873..
The original place of the Invention was not United States, but the Island of Cuba, where Meucci worked before to come to America.
Since Meucci wrote in his patent electromechanical device to describe his invention, and by a decision of a judge, not of Engineers or the Patent
office, since the term electromagnetic was not on it, the disputed patent was credited to Bell who certainly did so in his application of 1877.
Meucci had invented an acoustic telephone while he worked for the theater dela Pergolla in Florence, Italy long before in 1834 to be used as an
intercom in buildings or houses and it is still in use in old boats.
Antonio Meucci - The true inventor of the Telephone
When Meucci invented the first telephone Alexander Graham Bell was just two years old, and was not even arrived to America from Scotland.
Antonio Meucci, Italian American that originally invented the telephone
Unfortunately this Italian political refugee that came to live in the State of New York was not really as focused in business as it was Bell, his
motivations and methods were more scientific, also more focused in the study of the effects of mild electrical currents in the human body.
His telephone was discovered by him by accident from observations he made from trying to invent a cure to migraine using electrodes to make circulate
mild currents in patients of this ailment by 1848.
Antonio Meucci Inventor of first prototype of Telephone
The thread is opened to discuss how fair or biassed is the criteria to credit inventions to the people that really developed them.
Even there is another inventor that also developed completely independently his own prototype of telephone Johanne Phillipe Reis in 1861, he was an
autodidact scientist whose only academic degree was to be Language teacher.
Johann Phillippe Reis Notable German Inventor
He was born in Gelnhausen, Germany, the son of a bakery master. He presented his invention to the office of patents in Frankfurt, Germany, it was
however underestimated in its economic potential and relegated to be a physics curiousity. Johann Reis died in 1874 of Tuberculosis even before Bell
was credited with the invention.
Johann Phillipe Reis Telephone invented in 1861 in Germany
It was only near the death of Meucci, less than two years before it, that on 13th of January 1887, the United States Government moved to annul the
patent issued to Bell on the grounds of fraud and misrepresentation. Meucci never lived enough to be able to defend his rights on the invention though
but at his so advanced age he tried, nevertheless the court failed only after his death.
Thanks for your attention,
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 9/1/2017 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)