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During an 18-year period, the Bell Telephone Company faced over 600 legal challenges to the rights to the telephone. None of them established priority over the original Bell patent.

Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)

Reading list

Further reading about Alexander Graham Bell:

  • ‘Genius at work: images of Alexander Graham Bell', by Dorothy Harley Eber. (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1982).
  • 'Alexander Graham Bell (Scientists who made history series)', by Stewart Ross. (London: Hodder Wayland, 2001).
  • 'Alexander Graham Bell: the life and times of the man who invented the telephone', by Edwin S Grosvenor and Morgan Wesson. (New York: Harry Abrams, 1997).
  • ’Sounds out of silence: a life of Alexander Graham Bell'. by James Mackay. (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1997).
  • 'Reluctant genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention', by Charlotte Gray. (New York: Arcade Publishing, 2006).
  • 'The telephone gambit: chasing Alexander Bell's secret', by Seth Shulman. (New York: Norton & Company, 2008).

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Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell