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A question about old doorbells
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BOSS    Posted 10-16-2002 at 18:22:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I came into 2 old doors today from a jobsite. We replaced 2 old doors, beautiful !!! oak, lots of carvings on them. But my question is, there is a doorbell on each of them, I'll describe them, on the inside you have to wind? the bell and on the outside you push a button and the bell unwinds and rings ? Its hard to say because they aren't in the best of shape. they are made of brass.

Can anybody tell me about these doorbells ? how old? is that how they work ?

Thanks for your help.

paul liss    Posted 01-29-2007 at 18:08:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i bought a house that is about 50 years old and has the originial front door.on the door is the originial door bell which is a turn type and when it rotates the bell rings.i am trying to find a replacement for this bell as alas the turning mechanism is broke.any idea where i can find a new bell of this type?

Ron/PA    Posted 10-16-2002 at 18:58:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have seen quite a few of these bells, they are wound up from the inside, and when a visitor calls,he pushes the button and the bell rings.
As near as we can tell they are from the late 1800 to early 1900's.

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