Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
Actor John Tench
Seen Invention Convention
Murdoch in Toyland
Gender Male
Status Alive
Relationships Mabel Bell, (Wife)
Job Inventor
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.

Alexander Graham Bell was introduction in Season 5 of Murdoch Mysteries, played by John Tench

Mr. Bell returns in Season 11


Alexander Graham Bell (1847 – 1922) was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.  He was a prolific inventor well-known for inventing the telephone, the Harmonic Telegraph (which led to the telephone) and working on improving the Phonograph.  

When Helen Keller remembered the first time she met her future benefactor Alexander Graham Bell as a child, she wrote that she felt he understood her and she "loved him at once."

Appearances and Mentions

Invention Convention

  • Alexander Graham Bell a suspect for a brief time during Murdoch's investigation.
  • Murdoch's admiration for him is revealed. 

Murdoch in Toyland

  • Bell returns to assist Detective William Murdoch in tracking down James Gillies who left Edison Talking Dolls with messages that Gillies intend as clues for Murdoch, leading him to the next clue and possible trap. 
  • Bell assists by helping Murdoch find the frequency of background noise in a recorded cylinders by canceling it out and refine the audio quality, to discover where it may have been recorded 

8 Footsteps

  • TBA



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