Manuscripts/Mixed Material Script by Thomas A. Watson, December 21, 1914
Revised December 21, 1914.
arranged by Thomas A. Watson.
Characters, Alexander Graham Bell.
Thomas A. Watson.
Stage Setting. A room with a table on which are models of telephone apparatus.
When the curtain rises, Watson is standing by the table contemplating the models. Bell enters. Shakes hands with Watson.
Bell. Ah, Mr. Watson, how do you do?
Watson. I am very glad to see you, Dr. Bell.
Bell. These models are interesting. Where did they come from?
W. Mr. Carty, the chief engineer of the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. has had them reproduced from your original experimental apparatus.
B. They evidently cover the history of the Telephone from its inception and (taking up an harmonic telegraph receiver) here is my old harmonic telegraph receiver like those you made for me, Watson, 40 years ago!
W. This is the transmitter that went with it.
B. They bring to my memory the long study I gave to the problem of making these instruments transmit several telegraph messages simultaneously over one wire.
W. Ever since the time I made them for you and helped you test them, I never see them, without a vision arising of you sitting by my work bench in Williams' old shop in Boston, studying some new