The first phone was developed by Alexander Graham Bell out of a wooden stand, a funnel, a cup of acid, and some copper wire. Although the idea of the telephone arose in 1831, the idea of transmitting speech electronically did not arise until 1854. It was not until 1876 before the telephone became a reality, at this time speech had finally been electronically sent to a receiver at the other end. One year later, the first commercial telephone service, Bell Telephone, was established.