This section is for all the stuff that doesn't fit into any of the other categories. There are a lot of little bits and pieces such as the article on plastics that may interest collectors, and some more detailed articles on some of the world's phones.
A brief look at some of the early transmitters designed to get around Bell's patents. A gas-powered transmitter? Some of the oddities as well as those that worked.
The man who made Bell's telephones work. He is better known for his work on the Gramophone.
He almost certainly invented the first working telephone, but he overlooked one critical fact. He didn't realise that he had invented it.
A brilliant man who laid the groundwork for many carbon transmitters.
A popular and reliable telephone widely used in Australia.
Did he really invent the telephone?
He is mainly known for his work on powered flight, but he also designed telephones and invented the forerunner of the radio broadcasting station.
An idea before its time?
Obscure and rare.
British inventor of a successful carbon-pencil telephone.
An attractive but rather mysterious little phone. Who really made it?
Not the best transmitter, perhaps, but it stayed in production for a long time.
A process of steady development, unlike transmitters
A successful early U.S. handset phone from Kellogg and others.
Plastics were an essential part of the telephone from the early days. This article traces some of the more important ones.
Call it the Skeletal, Eiffel Tower, Sewing Machine - it is one of the world's classic telephones and one of Ericssons' most successful.
Another classic magneto telephone.
Originals and reproductions.
Rarer than the Ericsson, practically unknown in the U.S.
This incredible inventor explored the scientific priciples used in many later telephones.
Used in many countries over many decades.
An early inventor of some obscure telephones.
A look at the development of the telephone handset.
Telephones from this US manufacturer.
This puts many of the telephones and inventors into some sort of sequence.