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'Telephone Gambit' Asks Who Invented The Phone

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'Telephone Gambit' Asks Who Invented The Phone

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'Telephone Gambit' Asks Who Invented The Phone

'Telephone Gambit' Asks Who Invented The Phone

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History credits Alexander Graham Bell with the invention of the telephone, but inventor Elisha Gray filed papers with the patent office describing a similar device on the same day. Who should get the credit? Seth Shulman, author of The Telephone Gambit, has the 411.