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Vintage Working Magnet Electric Butler Alarm Internal Door Bell

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Vintage Working Magnet Electric Butler Alarm Internal Door Bell

Never miss another ring on the door of your home, shop, or business with this wonderful, bakelite and metal, Vintage Working Magnet Electric Butler Alarm Internal Door Bell.

I've read that Magnet was a trademark used by GEC in the 1930s/40s but I'm unable to corroborate this information.

The front is embossed:

"Magnet"

Registered Trademark

Made in England

A great piece of vintage history, in used condition, with scratches and scuffs commensurate with age and use. The bell is slightly rusty and corroded in parts. I haven't tried to polish it as some people prefer to see the original patina.

The switch is probably not up to current IEE regulations and would need an update by a qualified electrician.

This type of bell was often used as a door opening alarm for shops/post offices as well as to augment the sound of the external door bell in homes and railway signal boxes.

Approximate Measurements:

  • Width of Base: 7.8cm
  • Height: 15.6cm (from the base to the tip of the gong)
  • Length of base: 13.4cm
  • Diameter of gong- 6.8cm
  • Depth- 5.5cm

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