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1876 __ Telephone concert - Telephone tested for music between Boston and New York, Centennial Fourth of July
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)
Comment : Two tests were made, on the 7th and the 9th [of July], with telephones placed in different rooms of the Equitable Building. On the second occasion the wire was grounded in New York and Bell played tunes on a parlour organ while a New York operator put his ear to his relay and wired that he could hear ‘elegantly’. Bell telegraphed to ask what he heard. He wired back “Yankee Doodle”. (Catherine MacKenzie)
Source : MacKenzie, Catherine (1928), “Alexander Graham Bell - The Man who Contracted Space”, Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1928.

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