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10 Easy Pieces: Mechanical Doorbells

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10 Easy Pieces: Mechanical Doorbells

November 20, 2018

For the satisfying sound of a retro doorbell, look to the period-style mechanical bell with a round gong in chrome or brass. Although mostly available in Germany or the UK, the bells are still being made today; here are our picks.

The Wired Wall-Mounted Retro Striker Doorbell in brass and light wood is a \19\20s replica; £39.95 at Doorbell World in the UK.
Above: The Wired Wall-Mounted Retro Striker Doorbell in brass and light wood is a 1920s replica; £39.95 at Doorbell World in the UK.
The Lee Electric Exposed 4-Inch Gong Electric Doorbell is \$\19.99 at Gia Hardware.
Above: The Lee Electric Exposed 4-Inch Gong Electric Doorbell is $19.99 at Gia Hardware.
The Spore Ring Doorbell Chime is finished in white and is \$\1\24 at Hay Needle.
Above: The Spore Ring Doorbell Chime is finished in white and is $124 at Hay Needle.
The Grothe Doorbell Clapper Flat features an electric ringing mechanism from the \1960s with a black thermoset housing; €59 at Manufactum.
Above: The Grothe Doorbell Clapper Flat features an electric ringing mechanism from the 1960s with a black thermoset housing; €59 at Manufactum.
The Wind-Up Mechanical Doorbell in Chrome, model 849CP, is £47.45 at eBay.co.uk.
Above: The Wind-Up Mechanical Doorbell in Chrome, model 849CP, is £47.45 at eBay.co.uk.
The Friedland (E\26\10S) Läutewerk Schalmei is €\14.\28 at Amazon.
Above: The Friedland (E2610S) Läutewerk Schalmei is €14.28 at Amazon.
The Electric Doorbell with a snap-on aluminum cover is available from Supply Works. Contact for pricing and availability.
Above: The Electric Doorbell with a snap-on aluminum cover is available from Supply Works. Contact for pricing and availability.
The London Striker Chrome Doorbell/Buzzer in Natural Oak is £4\1.95 at Doorbell World in the UK.
Above: The London Striker Chrome Doorbell/Buzzer in Natural Oak is £41.95 at Doorbell World in the UK.
The Classic Design Doorbell (3500) is \$\13\2 at Doorbells Online.
Above: The Classic Design Doorbell (3500) is $132 at Doorbells Online.
The Tür-Klingel Schalmei (E\26\10S) Läutewerk Doorbell is €\1\2.94 at Lichthausgalerie in Germany.
Above: The Tür-Klingel Schalmei (E2610S) Läutewerk Doorbell is €12.94 at Lichthausgalerie in Germany.
The Jane Twist Doorbell has a classic look and solid ringtone; \$55.96 at Signature Hardware.
Above: The Jane Twist Doorbell has a classic look and solid ringtone; $55.96 at Signature Hardware.
The Zoro Select Miniature Bell (\24VAC) Silver is \$\18.08 at Zoro.
Above: The Zoro Select Miniature Bell (24VAC) Silver is $18.08 at Zoro.
Also from Grothe, the Doorbell Clapper Themoset, this time with a horn-shaped housing is €64 at Manufactum.
Above: Also from Grothe, the Doorbell Clapper Themoset, this time with a horn-shaped housing is €64 at Manufactum.

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