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Invention of the Telephone

Invention of the Telephone

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2010

Invention of the Telephone The Bell Homestead

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Plaque Location

The County of Brant
Inside the visitor centre at the Bell Homestead
on the north side of Tutela Heights Road
a little less than 1 km east of Road 24

Coordinates: N 43 06.454 W 80 16.229


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Plaque Text

Here, at the home of his father, on 26th July, 1874, Alexander Graham Bell disclosed for the first time his conception of the principle of the telephone. From Brantford calls were made to Mount Pleasant on 3rd, to this homestead on 4th, and to Paris, Ontario, on 10th August, 1876. The latter is now recognized as the world's first long distance call.

Other plaques at this location
Canada's First Telephone Business Office 1877
The Bell Homestead



Brant County Plaques

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> Posted November 3, 2010
That must of been a great day when the telephone was invented.

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