The Telephone: An Account of the Phenomena of Electricity, Magnetism, and Sound, as involved in its Action. With directions for making a Speaking Telephone. Prof Dolbear, mos, merson.
The Telephone: An Account of the Phenomena of Electricity, Magnetism, and Sound, as involved in its Action. With directions for making a Speaking Telephone
The Telephone: An Account of the Phenomena of Electricity, Magnetism, and Sound, as involved in its Action. With directions for making a Speaking Telephone

The Telephone: An Account of the Phenomena of Electricity, Magnetism, and Sound, as involved in its Action. With directions for making a Speaking Telephone.

Boston: Lee & Shepard, Publishers. New York Charles T. Dillingham, 1877.

First edition. Illustrated. vi, [7]-128 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in bright green cloth, lettered in black. Fine. Item #226492

A. E. Dolbear (1837-1910) was a physics professor at Tufts College and had invented the first telephone receiver with a permanent magnet as early as 1865. . He was also twice mayor of Bethany, West Virginia.
"As the speaking-telephone, in which magneto-electric currents were utilized for the transmission of speech and other kinds of sounds, was invented by me, I have described at some length my first instrument, and have also given explicit directions for making a speaking-telephone which I know, by trial, to be as efficient as any hitherto made" (from the Preface).

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