What 15 Groundbreaking Inventions Looked Like When They First Came Out
George Eastman and Thomas Edison helped create the film industry with their motion picture equipment.
Edison patented the kinetograph and the kinetoscope in 1891. Eastman invented the camera box in 1888 and roll-film in 1889.
Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone in 1876.
Bell placed the first telephone call between New York City and Chicago in 1892. His early phone design consisted of a transmitter to turn vibrations from his voice into an electric current and a receiver.