Tag Archives: Scotland

The Genius of the Reticent Inventor – Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell made the first long-distance telephone call in 1892, reaching Chicago from New York photo: Stefano Bianchetti

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher   “The Boston Advertiser prints an interesting account of an experiment in carrying out a conversation by word of mouth over a telegraph wire, made by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson. … In a distance of two miles, with Mr. Bell in Boston and Mr. Watson in Cambridge, conversation was […]

Ken’s Korner: Fisherman finds world’s oldest message in bottle

Ken’s Korner: Fisherman finds world’s oldest message in bottle

Ken’s Korner: Fisherman finds world’s oldest message in bottle News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Andrew Leaper, a Scottish fisherman, has discovered the world’s oldest message in a bottle. Inside the bottle, bobbing by his vessel, was a postcard written in June 1914 by Capt. C.H. Brown of […]

A Working Vacation

A Working Vacation – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2006 By Ed Welch I do not think it is possible for an antiques dealer to take a real vacation. My wife and I quit trying to do so after our youngest child went off to college. My wife, […]