This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Illustration of the Bell telephone

Illustration of the Bell telephone

V410/0001

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DR JEREMY BURGESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR JEREMY BURGESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Illustration of the Bell Telephone pictured in Du Moncel's Le Telephone, published in 1882. Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) inventor of this telephone system filed a patent in 1876, but his priority as absolute inventor was questioned by Elisha Gray of Western Electric who similarly filed a patent on the same day 14th February. After long litigation, Bell won "the most valuable patent ever issued in the US". In the original telephone system (seen here) the speaker & receiver were of identical construction.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}