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For my pocketful I chose Alexander Graham Bell I chose him because he was a crucial inventor in world history Bell made it possible for us to communicate as easily to our relatives or people around the world He was born March 3 1847 in Edinburgh Scotland He came from a family of speech teachers So he also developed a keen since of sounds He could listen to a song once and then play it on the piano because he could depict the sounds His mother was nearly deaf so she used a horn to hear what people where saying But Alexander refused to talk into the horn Instead he would put her hand on his throat so that she could feel the vibrations Because of his mothers illness he spent much of his time inventing things to help deaf people communicate In fact he worked with Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Alex and his brother worked on inventions on how to produce speech patterns the way animals do They came up with many inventions which helped him later in life to invent the telephone Alexander moved with his family to Ontario Canada after his two brothers died from tuberculosis He also was showing signs of the dreaded disease so this is why the moved Once in Ontario he still took an interest in speech he still kept working on his experiments He eventually moved to Boston Massachusetts where he became a speech professor While in Boston he met Thomas Watson whom he became close friends with Together Watson and Bell worked on developing a multiple telegraph One day they found out how to get speech to go through the wire On this day Alex told Watson about his ideas for the telephone So they got a patent for the telephone and began inventing it On March 10 1876 Watson and Bell tested the telephone And on the phone Watson hear Bell say come
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