Voice of Alexander Graham Bell Heard in Recovered Audio!

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posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 10:16 AM
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This is pretty cool in my opinion. The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), recorded his voice over his telephone invention and now, 128 years later, we get to hear his voice transmissions through "technology" he invented that would eventually connect us all through wires and airwaves! The telephone paved the way for computers thus paving the way for almost unlimited information at our fingertips! Amazing!



The father of the "Information Age".
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)


He recorded his voice on a simple disc made from wax and paperboard. For years that disc lay silent and gathering dust, first at his Washington, D.C. laboratory, and then in the Smithsonian Museum’s archives.

But researchers have taken these old discs, too fragile to spin on a gramophone anymore, and digitally extracted the audio.

Now, thanks to Berkeley Labs’ Carl Haber and Earl Cornell, as well as the Library of Congress and Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Bell’s sound waves are back in the air, this time coming from computer speakers.

Article: Alexander Graham Bell Speaks Again!

The recording is one of hundreds of discs and cylinders created by Bell in his experiments with recording sound between 1880 and 1886, discs and cylinders he donated upon his death to the Smithsonian Institution.

Bell and his colleagues wanted to beat the advances in sound recording made by his rival Thomas Edison, and tested the recording properties of metal, wax, glass, paper, plaster, foil and cardboard. Sadly, we no longer know how they played back the recordings, and up until now experts couldn't play them back either.

Article: Alexander Graham Bell Speaks For First Time, Via 3D Camera!


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posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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Ready or not....
Here I come!!!!



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 10:30 AM
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Originally posted by andy1972
Jesus this guy was boring.....i bet he died single and without getting laid...conversation wasn't his strong point.

lmao


Actually, he was quite good with the ladies! After all he DID create the TELEPHONE.





posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 10:34 AM
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posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 10:43 AM
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That was really cool. I wonder though, how they were able to extract it digitally. Still, really awesome and will come in handy for my daughters school report. Thank you.



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 11:00 AM
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posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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Nice find


Yest another great British inventor. One on a long list.



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by alldaylong
Nice find


Yest another great British inventor. One on a long list.


Didnt he buy or "acquire" the patent for the telephone or something...?



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 11:55 AM
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Very cool

But Bell is not the inventor of the telephone, as also recognized by the US Congress in 2002: The Guardian

Bell used writings and materials of the Italian immigrate Antonio Meucci. Let's give Meucci the justice he deserves.



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by Hundroid
Very cool

But Bell is not the inventor of the telephone, as also recognized by the US Congress in 2002: The Guardian

Bell used writings and materials of the Italian immigrate Antonio Meucci. Let's give Meucci the justice he deserves.


Bell IS the inventor of the telephone. As decreed in the US Supreme Court.

www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk...



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 12:10 PM
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Well...


In 2002, on the initiative of congressman Vito Fossella, in cooperation with an Italian-American deputation, the U.S. House of Representatives passed United States HRes. 269 on Antonio Meucci stating "that the life and achievements of Antonio Meucci should be recognized, and his work in the invention of the telephone should be acknowledged." Within its preamble it stated that: "if Meucci had been able to pay the $10 fee to maintain the caveat after 1874, no patent could have been issued to Bell."[44][67][68] The resolution's sponsor described it as "a message that rings loud and clear recognizing the true inventor of the telephone, Antonio Meucci."[69]


Wiki



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by Hundroid
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Well...


In 2002, on the initiative of congressman Vito Fossella, in cooperation with an Italian-American deputation, the U.S. House of Representatives passed United States HRes. 269 on Antonio Meucci stating "that the life and achievements of Antonio Meucci should be recognized, and his work in the invention of the telephone should be acknowledged." Within its preamble it stated that: "if Meucci had been able to pay the $10 fee to maintain the caveat after 1874, no patent could have been issued to Bell."[44][67][68] The resolution's sponsor described it as "a message that rings loud and clear recognizing the true inventor of the telephone, Antonio Meucci."[69]


Wiki



The verdict of a court is superior than a verdict by the House Of Representatives. Otherwise Governments would be judging people and not the courts.
Hope that makes sense. It does to me and many others.



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 12:22 PM
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The verdict of a court is superior than a verdict by the House Of Representatives. Otherwise Governments would be judging people and not the courts.


Here it's not about judging people, but simply about recognizing something obvious on the basis of the documents.



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by Hundroid
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The verdict of a court is superior than a verdict by the House Of Representatives. Otherwise Governments would be judging people and not the courts.


Here it's not about judging people, but simply about recognizing something obvious on the basis of the documents.


Therefore i give you the verdict of The Canadian Government who state that Bell was the inventor of the telephone. This could get quite silly could it not:-

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 12:28 PM
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The standard method is to scan the object using a high-resolution laser scanner - that generates a "point cloud" of the object down to thousandths of a millimetre. Then the technicians figure out what the recording path of the instrument was. For a disc that would be a spiral. For a cylinder, that would be a helix. Then they have to measure every point along this line to see how deep the indentation is. This gives the equivalent of the microphone or speaker position. These values are then packed into an audio sound file and played back.

www.nikonmetrology.com...(specifications)

Recordings only work if something was directly converting air movements into recording needle depth or sideways motion (doing both gives stereo sound).



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 12:36 PM
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The article didn't actually have a link to the audio?

I don't understand the point of an article that discusses a recovered old recording but doesn't include it in the article.




posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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Ok, let's stop, we are also getting OT. Anyway Governments and Courts can state what they want, facts show something different (If Meucci had money to patent his invention there would be no Bell in the records)




posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 01:01 PM
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The standard method is to scan the object using a high-resolution laser scanner - that generates a "point cloud" of the object down to thousandths of a millimetre. Then the technicians figure out what the recording path of the instrument was. For a disc that would be a spiral. For a cylinder, that would be a helix. Then they have to measure every point along this line to see how deep the indentation is. This gives the equivalent of the microphone or speaker position. These values are then packed into an audio sound file and played back.

www.nikonmetrology.com...(specifications)

Recordings only work if something was directly converting air movements into recording needle depth or sideways motion (doing both gives stereo sound).



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by rainychica
The article didn't actually have a link to the audio?

I don't understand the point of an article that discusses a recovered old recording but doesn't include it in the article.



Actually the original article DOES provide a "LINK" to the YouTube video I included in the original post.





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