Tampa Bay Inventors Council is a group of talented inventors who network and support each other through education resources, community events and semi-monthly meetings. Our members include inventors who have many patents and novices who wish to learn.

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1876, Western Union response to Alexander Graham Bell's offer of a telephone patent for $100,000

The idea of installing "telephones" in every city is idiotic. Why would any person want to use this ungainly and impractical device when he can send a messenger to the telegraph office and have a clear written message sent to any large city in the US? This "telephone" has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. This device is inherently of no value to us.