Chichester A Bell, American sound engineer, late 19th century.
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The engineer Chichester A Bell was a cousin of the telephone inventor... News Photo 90732594Adult,Alexander Graham Bell,American,Audio Equipment,Beard,Chichester,Engineer,Engineering,Family,Gramophone,Human Interest,Inventor,Men,Noise,People,Pioneer,Portrait,Sound,Telephone,USA,VerticalPhotographer Science & Society Picture LibraryCollection: SSPL SSPL/Science MuseumUNITED STATES - MAY 20: The engineer Chichester A Bell was a cousin of the telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922). In 1880 the French government awarded Alexander Graham Bell the Volta Prize of 50,000 francs for the invention of the telephone. Together with his cousin Chichester A Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter (1854-1940), he founded Volta Associates. Chichester A Bell and Sumner Tainter improved the phonograph by adding a flexible recording stylus and wax-coated cardboard cylinder, and patented their version in 1886. They exhibited their new machine, the Graphophone, in Washington, DC in 1889. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)