CORNELIS JACOBSZOON DREBBEL
ÉDOUARD-LÉON SCOTT DE MARTINVILLE
All the above names have one thing in common, they made huge strides in the world of invention, but are often forgotten. These people are truly forgotten legends.
"Meucci created an electromagnetic telephone to link his basement laboratory to the second floor bedroom of his bedridden wife — almost two decades before Bell’s patent of the telephone". (Ref)
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