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The telephone patent conspiracy of 1876 : the Elisha Gray-Alexander Bell controversy and its many players

Author: A Edward Evenson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2000.
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Genre/Form: Patents
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Evenson, A. Edward, 1928-
Telephone patent conspiracy of 1876.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2000
(OCoLC)606493212
Named Person: Alexander Graham Bell; Elisha Gray; Alexander Graham Bell; Elisha Gray
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Edward Evenson
ISBN: 0786408839 9780786408832
OCLC Number: 45128997
Description: x, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Profiles: Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray --
The Beginning: The U.S. Postal Telegraph Bill: Nationalizing the Telegraph Industry --
State of the Art: A Brief Review of Telegraph Developments to 1874 --
Race for Multiple Telegraphy: October 1874-April 1875 --
The Day the Patent Was Filed: May 1, 1875-February 14, 1876 --
Inside the Patent Office: February 15-March 7, 1876 --
Decision That Changed History: The Unexplained Order of Acting Commissioner Spear --
"Mr. Watson, Come Here": The Closely Guarded Secret of March 10, 1876 --
Bell-Gray Letters: Revealing Correspondence Between Two Adversaries --
Birth of the Bell Telephone Company: Telegraphy Gives Way to Telephony --
The First Challenge: The Dowd Case --
Other Challengers: Two Notable Cases and Their Decisions --
The Reis Question: Reis Telephone in the Courtroom--It Could Sing, but Could It Talk? --
The Affidavit: Confessions of Former Patent Examiner Wilber --
Revelation of Patent Fraud: Uncovering the "Lost Copy" of Bell's Patent Application --
Charges of Collusion Are All Moonshine: Claim Defenders of Judges Lowell and Gray --
John Paul Bocock, "The Romance of the Telephone" --
Electrical World and Engineer: "Dr. Elisha Gray and the Invention of the Telephone," February 2, 1901 --
Patent Office Copy of Gray's Caveat --
Patent Office Copy of Bell's Patent No. 174,465 --
Patent Office Copy of Bell's Patent No. 186,787 --
Charles Bourseul, L'Illustration, August 26, 1854 --
George Brown's Copy of Bell's Patent Application.
Responsibility: by A. Edward Evenson.

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"give[s] the reader a most interesting insight into the controversy surrounding Bells invention of the telephone. ...entertaining"--TCI Singing Wires

 
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