Mechanical Twist Doorbell

Mechanical Twist Doorbell

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Regina Yunghans
Jul 2, 2008

A visit to our upstairs neighbor's apartment last week revealed a great vintage doorbell she has installed on her door. It's completely non-electric and in keeping with the Victorian bones of our building...

The brass doorbell is simply a bell that's mounted inside of the door (think of where the peep-hole is located) and a little lever on the exterior of the door. Guests simply twist the lever and a pleasant brrring brrring sings out. Sure beats the crackling intercom system.

Here's a similar one at House of Antique Hardware.

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