World's First Successful Long Distance Telephone Call, Aug 10 1876 - Brantford ON (Canada)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo
N 43° 08.313 W 080° 15.864
17T E 559822 N 4776463
Quick Description: The Brantford to Paris test on August 10th is recognized as the world's first successful one-way long distance call
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 2/15/2015 7:12:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMNCRX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:

This First of its Kind plaque celebrates the world's first successful one-way long distance call. It was from this location that sounds, including the human voice, were transmitted via Bell's membrane telephone and triple mouthpiece. Plaques have also been erected 13 kilometers from this location, in Paris Ontario, where Alexander Graham Bell received the call, listening to the transmission using his iron box receiver: [WMH62Q].


The Dominion Telegraph Company office was located near this site
Alexander Graham Bell used the telegraph company's network to
carry out three successful tests of his telephone in August 1876.
Calls were made to Mount Pleasant, the Bell Homestead, and Paris
(Ontario). The Brantford to Paris test on August 10th is recognized
as the world's first successful one-way long distance call.

Plaque courtesy of Bell Inc.

On the night of 10 August 1876, Alexander Graham Bell transmitted human voices by means of electrified wires from Brantford, Ontario, Canada, to Paris, Ontario, Canada, a distance of 13 km, firmly establishing the electric speaking telephone as an effective method of communication. Musical notes, the human voice, and songs spoken and sung were plainly audible at the other end. This was a one-way communication, sounds from Brantford were audible to Bell in Paris. This was the climax of several "distance tests" Bell had conducted in Ontario.

Bell made use of the telegraph wires of the Dominion Telegraph Company between its office in Brantford and its office in Paris. Because the battery power available at Brantford was to low for Bell's membrane telephones, the Dominion Telegraph Company provided power from Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. Bell connected his membrane telephone and triple mouthpiece to the wires at the Brantford office, then, at the Paris office, he connected his iron box receiver. Through bubbling and crackling sounds, Bell could hear the voices from Brantford. By using high resistance electro-magnetic coils at each end of the line, the sounds were transmitted and received so distinctly that Bell could recognize the voices of the speakers.
(source: Transmission_in_Canada,_1876).

FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 8/10/1876

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