This Is Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice










Clear-as-a-Bell-Alexander-Graham-Bell-2This image above might look like a broken CD, but it’s actually something much cooler. The 127-year-old wax-and-cardboard disc contains the only known recording of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. (Click here for more about the famed inventor.)

Thanks to hard-working researchers, high-resolution optical scans and one powerful computer, we now know what one of world’s most famous innovators sounded like.

Listen to the recording below.







  1. Great- and funny. 🙂 Oh- starting today, I won’t be seeing you guys that much because I’ll mostly be playing a game called Sim City 4, or what Wise Guy calls “THE BEST COMPUTER GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”, which will take up most of my computer time, so bye. 😉

  2. This guy is really enthusiastic about counting—”one hundred, two hundred, three hundred, four hundred, five hundred, six hundred, seven hundred, eight hundred, nine hundred… one thousand!” Peechtival!

  3. I know w/all the technology we have these days, this seems like no big deal to kids. I find it extremely fascinating. The fact that you can hear A.G.Bell during an experiment over a 100 years ago?!
    Where would we be without our amazing inventors?!


  4. I actually saw this happen, so it’s cool that people have finally been able to hear him!!!! Oh, and by the way, I have the original copy.

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