What the Real Watson and Holmes Did for a Living

Edwin Holmes, a burglar alarm pioneer, and Thomas Watson, an electrician who worked for Alexander Graham Bell, decided to join forces in 1878. Not to solve mysteries, but to form the Bell Telephone Company (4:13)

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