Edison invented and developed the carbon microphone used in all telephones along with the Bell receiver until the 1980s. After protracted patent litigation, in 1892 a federal court ruled that Edison and not Emile Berliner—was the inventor of the carbon microphone. The carbon microphone was also used in radio broadcasting and public address work through the 1920s.

Telephone Transmitter Carbon Microphone

Edison invented and developed the carbon microphone used in all telephones along with the Bell receiver…

This telephone uses magnets that converts sound into electrical signals to be transmitted over distances and then converts the signals back.

First uses of the Telephone

This telephone uses magnets that converts sound into electrical signals to be transmitted over distances…