'Electrophone' inventor Antonio Meucci.Photo: SCMP 'Electrophone' inventor Antonio Meucci.Photo: SCMP
'Electrophone' inventor Antonio Meucci.Photo: SCMP

The tragic tale of the telephone's real inventor, Antonio Meucci

The invention of the telephone is wrongly attributed to a Scot when in fact it was a little-known Italian, Antonio Meucci

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'Electrophone' inventor Antonio Meucci.Photo: SCMP 'Electrophone' inventor Antonio Meucci.Photo: SCMP
'Electrophone' inventor Antonio Meucci.Photo: SCMP
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