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Technology and Inventions of the Good Old Days

The ‘Good Old Days’ had many inventions and a lot had a big impact on society. The main theme of the inventions were the use of electricity and invention of electrical appliances. For example, the light bulb by Thomas Edison, the telephone by Alexander Bell, and the plane by the Wilbur and Oliver Wright. Quick and accurate communication is very important in society and to the economy. Alexander Gram Bell invented the telephone in 1876. The telephone actually expanded out from ideas he made to the telegraph. The telephone came to be a very needed item in the house and truly useful too soon after it was invented. With the telephone out, anyone had the power to talk to anyone around the world, which helped businesses and offices a lot with orders and transactions. Another plus to the telephone was that no one had to know morse code or go to a telegraph office to send or receive a message. The military also benefitted since they could keep in contact with the enemy. It’s proven that the War of 1812 might have been prevented if they could have communicated quicker. The disadvantage with the telephone, it put the Pony Express and other postal workers out of business now that people didn’t have to send their messages by paper. And cables didn’t run everywhere, so some were left out. On December 4, 1877 Edison was the first person to record and play back the human voice on the phonograph. The phonograph was an original invention, but used some of the ideas from the telephone and the telegraph. Edison often sought inventions to meet a demand in the marketplace. His invention took a while but he finally recorded the human voice and played it back successfully. Since then we use the power to record audio in many places. In 1887 he made the Edison Phonograph Corporation to market and sell his invention. The business of selling phonographs was very disorderly. He then went on to make much money selling phonographs...

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