If you thought that the cell phone is a recent invention, only a decade or two old, then you are mistaken; for in 1908, a melon farmer in Kentucky had invented the first wireless portable phone. Nathan Stubblefield created a telephone with a large transmitter. Although the large size of the device with entangling wires did not make it popular but nonetheless he was awarded the patent for the wireless phone in 1908.
Stubblefield’s invention was a wireless induction phone that could be used to communicate between moving stagecoaches. The design was very different from the small mobile phones of today. The user was required to carry a 60 feet long transmitting coil to make the phone work. This was, after all not a bad idea a hundred years back.