Antique Mechanical Door bell  
 
 

Made by Taylor's Manufacturing Company. Dated on the bell cover "Oct. 23rd 1860" This is a complete & excellent working mechanical doorbell made of cast bronze. This is a rotating style bell with a solid heavy duty handle and a porcelain knob in ex-fine condition If I had to pick out a doorbell that I wanted to last and not need to worry about failing this would be the style.Each time the bell lever is turned one revolution, the bell rings three times. This style bell has a clear but loud ring tone that would be difficult to improve on. \ All parts are original with no repairs, it operates as if it was just made 150 years ago.. Un-like a lot of the repro junk, all pieces were extremely well made to last, the quality is second to none. This style may not be the most decorative, but was the Cadillac of doorbells during our Victorian time period. Iron mounting base measures 5-1/2" in dia. Mounting screws are 6" apart. Bronze bell cover is 4-3/4" in dia. Bronze handle is 3-1/2" long. Porcelain knob is 1" in diam. Would fit a door up to 2-3/8" thick.


Price: $350

Item # 309