IN 1876, WHEN ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL SPOKE THE FIRST WORDS ON HIS TELEPHONE TO HIS ASSISTANT IN ANOTHER ROOM “MR. WATSON COME HERE I WANT YOU”, IT WAS THOMAS A. WATSON ON THE RECEIVING END. HERE THE INVENTOR & SCIENTIST HANDWRITES “SCIENCE IS THE POWER OF MAN….”
THOMAS A. WATSON (1854-1934) HANDWRITTEN QUOTE SIGNED, “Thomas A. Watson”, on a card 4.25 x 3.5, August 10th 1922, Estes Park Colorado, by Alexander Graham Bell’s Assistant with the invention of the telephone in 1876. Watson resigned from the Bell Telephone Company in 1881 at 27 years of age. Using money from his royalties from his participation in the invention of the telephone he founded the Four River Ship and Engine Building Company building navy destroyers and by 1901 the company was one of the largest shipyards in America. Watson notes that his quote is from Amiel’s Journal: in full: “Science is the power of man, and love his strength; man becomes man only by the intelligence, but he is man only by the heart. Knowledge, love, power, - there is the complete life.” In fine condition, with minor age toning.