Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Elisha Gray
Born: August 2, 1835, in Barnesville, Ohio, USA
Death: January 21, 1901 (Age: 66)
- American electrical engineer and inventor who co-founded the Western Electric Manufacturing Company. Best known for his development of a telephone prototype in 1876 in Highland Park, Illinois. Considered by some writers to be the true inventor of the variable resistance telephone, despite losing out to Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone patent.
- Gray is also considered to be the father of the modern music synthesizer, and was granted over 70 patents for his inventions.
- Experimental Researches in Electro-Harmonic Telegraphy and Telephony, 1867–1876 (1878).
- Telegraphy and Telephony (1878).
- Electricity and Magnetism (1900).
- Nature's Miracles, a nontechnical discussion of science and technology for the general public (1900).