Northampton Journalist Suggests Bell Stole Idea for Telephone

“Mister Watson, come here.” Most of us associate those words with the invention of the telephone. They were said by Alexander Graham Bell, in Boston, in 1876, but Northampton journalist Seth Shulman suggests Bell may have stolen the idea for the telephone. Shulman’s book is called “The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell’s Secret.” You can see Alexander Graham Bell’s laboratory notebooks at American Treasures of the Library of Congress .