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Gallery: Telephones Through the Years

Sketch of an early telephone. From this early drawing of the first telephone, sketched out by Alexander Graham Bell, a new technology that many considered no more than a curious toy blossomed into one of the most ubiquitous forms of technology ever conceived.

The phone has certainly evolved over the past 150 years, especially in appearance. We invite you to take this tour of phone design.

Begin the tour...