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Writing and Communications

Conte Carbon Pencils
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Photo obtained from http://www.artmaterials.com.au/index.php?cPath=47_1456

Pencils were invented in 1795 in France by Nicolas Conte. They made writing much easier, without having to dip the feather in ink constantly, more writing could be done faster.

Telegraphone
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Photo obtained from history.sandiego.edu/gen/recording/mag/p04.html

The first tape recording device was originally called a telegraphone. It was invented by Valdemar Poulsen in 1867.

The Bell Telephone
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Photo obtaind from http://www.zanesville.ohiou.edu/emedia/Advertising%20archive/

Alexander Grahm Bell invented the telephone in 1876 in Conneticut calling it the Bell Telephone. This was so useful in communicating through long distances without having to use a telegraph and wait for it to arrive and then wait for one to get back to you.

The Phonograph
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Photo obtained from http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edcyldr.html

Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877 after already invented a few other similar devices. it was sort of an early replica of a telephone.

Typewriter
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Photo obtained from http://wisconsinhistory.org/kids/tl2.asp

C. L. Sholes invented the typewriter in Wisconsin in 1878 to make writing documents quicker and more conventient.

About.com. Mary Bells. 11 Nov 2005.
(http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blpen.htm)

The Franklin Institute Online. Bell's Telephone. 11 Nov 2005.
(http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/inventor/bell.html)

History of the Edison Cylnder Phonograph. 11 Nov 2005.
(http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edcyldr.html)

IEEE. Virtual Museum. 11 Nov 2005.
(http://www.ieee-virtual-museum.org/collection/tech.php?tai/d=&id=2345806&lid=1)

Wisconsin Historical Society. 1848-1870. 11 Nov 2005.
(http://wisconsinhistory.org/kids/tl2.asp)