The Tangled Web Of Patent #174465

by Russell A. Pizer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/3/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781438984025
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781438984032
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781438984049

About the Book

The Tangled Web Of Patent #174,465 is the story of fraud, collusion, perjury, corruption, bribery and what would now be called industrial espionage.

It is a story that involves an individual who has been called one of America's inventive geniuses – Alexander Graham Bell. He has been held in the highest regard as the inventor of the telephone. However, careful scrutiny of numerous documents that include thousands of pages of sworn testimony before a Congressional investigations committee, show that Alexander Graham Bell was a party to what might be considered one of the most intriguing historical deceptions.

With all due respect to Alexander Graham Bell, he was not the actual perpetrator of this historic fraud. The culprit in the initial historical subterfuge was Bell's father-in-law: Gardiner Greene Hubbard.

The Tangled Web. . . will show how Alexander Graham Bell has been falsely given high honors in the history books of the United States depriving the true inventor of the telephone his rightful place.

It will be seen that throughout the early years of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell gave different stories about events that surrounded the invention and issuance of a patent of what became – only via legal wranglings – the invention of the telephone. These different stories cast grave doubts about Alexander Graham Bell’s honesty and that of his father-in-law who reaped millions of dollars in profits through what became a telephone monopoly.

This story clearly represents examples of two adages. "Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive" and "Truth is stranger than fiction."

About the Author

Russell A. Pizer holds two degrees in music from the University of Michigan and completed some advanced studies toward a doctor of musical arts. For his first career, Mr. Pizer taught instrumental music and conducted concert and marching bands at the high school and college/university levels. His early career began with Proctor High School in Utica, New York, then went on to such institutions as Wisconsin State University and Sacramento City College. During this career, he had four books, 26 articles and one technical manual published on teaching instrumental music. Mr. Pizer’s second career began in the directory assistance department of New York Telephone handling traffic for New York City. He later transferred to the Residential Customer Service Center on Long Island. During these years – outside of work – he did research into early telephony. Beginning in 1993, Mr. Pizer gave a series of lectures for The Association for Research in Telecommunications History during their annual meetings in Denver; Boston; Dallas; Wilmington and Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He was subsequently elected president of that association. After retiring from what had become NYNEX, he and his wife moved to Florida. Besides becoming a member of the local golf club, he became the president of the local Association of Freethinkers and Humanists and vice president of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The recent lecture topics he has presented include: “Complementary & Alternative Medical Modalities;” “The Historical Foundations of Our Constitutional Democracy;” “The Bible, The Founding Fathers & An American Theocracy;” “Censorship is Alive and Well.” He also presented a series of seminars for the Palm Coast Great Weight Loss Challenge titled, “Keys to Developing a Healthy Lifestyle.”