Victorian door bell button
There was a very good chance , if you own a Victorian house, that your original structure did not have an electric Victorian door bell button. There is a good chance that there was a rotary mechanical door mounted chime, or possibly a door knocker. Many Victorian homes were built before the widespread introduce of electric public utilities. But few of us would like to completely live in the past and forego all major conveniences of our time, so maybe it is not such a bad idea to have a Victorian doorbell button. However, it is important that any button you choose have a similar flavor to the original style of architecture. That is, if you want to avoid being a laughingstock.
The original doorbells were often powered by large carbon dry cell batteries, which periodically needed replacement. Usually these were located on a sill plate accessible from somewhere in the basement. Often homeowners would forget about it and consequently the Victorian door bell button would fall into disuse. Rarely, one of these functioning systems can still be found. But now, most doorbell systems are powered by a permanently wired step down transformer in which the house wiring connects on one side, and the output is somewhere around 10 to 16 volts. These are usually located in an out of the way spot as well, often in a basement screwed to a floor joist.
Our Victorian door bell button selection has a variety of finishes including antique brass, oil rubbed bronze, and nickel, to name a few. Our cast bronze pieces are made in the USA using the lost wax casting method. They really are beautiful pieces, and worth considering.
You'll need to make certain your Victorian door bell button will fit into the available space. Be sure to check our dimensions and then measure the location you plan to install it. If you have a very narrow space then give us a call. It is possible we might be able to modify an existing design so that it would work. If you do not call existing wiring it is a good idea to consult with an electrician before ordering just to make sure that it is possible to run wires to the location where you plan to install the Victorian doorbell button. Usually this is not too big and issue with wood framed house, but a brick house might be a different scenario.