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AG Bell’s Demo of the Telephone to Queen Victoria and the Solving of the ‘Longitude Question’

though not both things in the one telephone call, just in case you’re wondering…

We’ve found some interesting techie and scientific stories in the British Newspaper Archive over the last week, which we’ve posted on our Facebook page.

The first story is rather amusing (and a touch surreal), and reports on the demo of the telephone that Alexander Graham Bell gave to Queen Victoria at Osborne House in 1878. Especially interesting is the musical pieces that were played down the phone once the ‘small talk’ ran out.

The second post is a gallery of stories about the solving of the greatest scientific problem of the 18th Century: ‘the Longitude Question’.

We hope you enjoy reading these stories.

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