The History

Welcome to the long addition to The Museum! The Actual history of the telephone! And you thought this site was all about the endpoints, the stuff on your desk, or office phone systems. Nahh, there’s more to it! (Some is an actual work in progress, you’re welcome to see it develop in full sight.)

1876 – The Invention

1890s  – Patent Expires

1900s – The Rise of the Telephone

1950s – 1980s – The Rise of Multimedia and the Computers

1960s – 1984 – Government Intervention Against AT&T

1980s – 1990s – The Rise of Electronics and Telephony

2000s – Telephony’s Destruction by Computers and The ‘Net