Merger Combines Deaf Services

G.M. Corrigan, The Examiner
WASHINGTON – D.C.-based Visual Language Interpreting, Inc., which specializes in providing sign language interpretation for the deaf, will merge with national captioning leader Caption First, Inc. in early 2007. Continue reading “Merger Combines Deaf Services”

Meucci Invented Telephone, Not Bell!

In response to my last post about Bell’s granddaughter Mabel passing away this week, a reader sent me an article from 2002 which points out that the United States Congress had recognized an Italian inventor with being the true inventor of the telephone, a feat he accomplished a full 16 years before Bell found fame and fortune by stealing this man’s ideas.
Scot accused of finding fame by stealing Italian’s ideas

Rory Carroll in Rome
Monday June 17, 2002
The Guardian

Italy hailed the redress of a historic injustice yesterday after the US Congress recognised an impoverished Florentine immigrant as the inventor of the telephone rather than Alexander Graham Bell.

Historians and Italian-Americans won their battle to persuade Washington to recognise a little-known mechanical genius, Antonio Meucci, as a father of modern communications, 113 years after his death.

The vote by the House of Representatives prompted joyous claims in Meucci’s homeland that finally Bell had been outed as a perfidious Scot who found fortune and fame by stealing another man’s work.

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