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Servants Bell (Writing)

Servants Bell (Writing)

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A few months ago I rewired this device as there was a shortcut inside. Initially (about 100 years ago) there were 4 wires used as these push-to-make buttons could call for 3 different people. Now they all ring the same bell/signal lamp, and nobody is there anymore to come for assistance. But I keep it alive. The base is greenish marble and the top cast bronze. The plugs are NOS. The system now runs on 24 Volts AC.

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Mar 06, 2020 at 01:46 PM Author: Lampje
Wow, what a beautiful piece.
What kind of material is that smaller one on the left corner beneath? Could be very old.
A friend of mine has a great collection servant bells in materials like wood, enamel, silver and early plastics.
I also have a small collection of such items and I know these are hard to find and often very expensive.
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Mar 06, 2020 at 01:55 PM Author: Headgardener

Wow, what a beautiful piece.
What kind of material is that smaller one on the left corner beneath? Could be very old.
A friend of mine has a great collection servant bells in materials like wood, enamel, silver and early plastics.
I also have a small collection of such items and I know these are hard to find and often very expensive.


The smaller one is made out of a Galalite-Type material. It looks like amber. I had put it there as a temporary replacement for the malfunctioning one. I have other (nice) ones in use and I will take pictures of them and post them soon.
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Mar 06, 2020 at 06:44 PM Author: Lampje
Galalith, mmm, that must be from the twenties/thirties last century.
I have some old plugs made of Galalith.
The push button looks silverplated to me.
A beautiful piece. I think it is quite expensive and rare as well.
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Mar 07, 2020 at 02:39 AM Author: Headgardener

Galalith, mmm, that must be from the twenties/thirties last century.
I have some old plugs made of Galalith.
The push button looks silverplated to me.
A beautiful piece. I think it is quite expensive and rare as well.


The push button is silver indeed. Might have come from our office (Company founded in 1922).

Thanks for giving me a hint to post other similar devices. Enjoy!
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Mar 07, 2020 at 07:18 AM Author: Lampje
Under "Miscellaneous" I have uploaded many electric related items because I do not only collect lamps.
I am collecting electric items about 35plus years now, but lamps for the last 10, 15 years.
I'm curious what kind of items you do collect beside lamps.
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Mar 07, 2020 at 10:52 AM Author: Headgardener

Under "Miscellaneous" I have uploaded many electric related items because I do not only collect lamps.
I am collecting electric items about 35plus years now, but lamps for the last 10, 15 years.
I'm curious what kind of items you do collect beside lamps.


Plugs and sockets maybe?
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Mar 07, 2020 at 04:56 PM Author: Lampje
I've uploaded different items like switches, plugs and fuses.
Do you collect plugs and sockets?
I am always curious about materials that are/were used in other countries.
I specially love that old porcelain and ebonite stuff. The older the better.
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