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
- Alexander Graham Bell a suspect for a brief time during Murdoch's investigation.
- Murdoch's admiration for him is revealed.
- 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
- Alexander Graham Bell is one of the scheduled speakers at the Pendrick Symposium for the future and the first to greet Murdoch and Ogden – but no one has yet seen Pendrick himself. He shares with them that he has just stopped a fight between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.
- Bell offers to introduce Dr. Ogden to Madame Curie, telling H.G. Wells, "'Excuse us, Herbert."