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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Alexander Graham Bell - he was making a hearing aid & instead got the telephone - 90 seconds of history.


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Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum
Alexander Graham Bell
Here is 90 seconds of how Alexander Bell invented the telephone while working on a hearing aid for a friend. Podcast story teller is Curtis Anderson N4ON curator of the Telephone Museum in Richmond, Virginia. Podcast made during his visit to the Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum in Floyd Virginia.




     Bell invents the telephone on way to making hearing device for hard of hearing.

Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum
Curtis Anderson N4ON
Curator of the Telephone Museum


Curtis Anderson N4ON  looking at a 1972 Intel "Intellec 4" -- this computer is an  Intel 4004 microprocessor developement system. Not very many of these computers in collections. 

Here is video I made in 2010 - a look inside the Intellec 4 computer.





Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum
David Larsen
Thank you for the visit Curtis - it was fun to talk about vintage computers and old times during our careers 30 or more years ago.
           ."by David Larsen"  KK4WW Computer Collector Historian