Model of Bell tuned reed receiver

Model of Bell tuned reed receiver

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Description (Brief)
Model of Bell's Tuned Reed Receiver, this type of instrument was used by Dr. Bell, on March 10, 1876, in conjunction with his liquid transmitter, by means of which the first complete sentence was transmitted and received electrically. For further information see book, "Bell Telephone", containing the deposition of Alexander Graham Bell in the suit brought by the United States to annul the Bell patents. Printed by the American Bell Telephone Co., Boston, 1908.
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Object Name
Tuned Reed Receiver
harmonic telegraph
Other Terms
Tuned Reed; Tuned Reed Receiver; Telephones; Receiver
overall: 3 in x 3 in x 5 in; 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm x 12.7 cm
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Credit Line
from American Telephone & Telegraph Company
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National Museum of American History
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