Doorbells

An antique doorbell is usually the first thing your guests will see when they step up to your front door. Using an authentic antique doorbell sets the stage for all your house jewelry! With the exception of antique and vintage electric doorbells listed here, antique door bells were most times mounted on the exterior door. Those are two basic types a twist turn and the lever (or gong) type. To see how they are installed go to FAQ & Helpful Info. Since the gong type bells were made for several designs of levers and pulls I have listed some of those separately so you can choose what operator you would want. Sometimes people do not need a set of both the bell and operator so you have the choice of buying each separately.

You can also replace your garage door opener with an electric push button doorbell!

For an example of what a twist type doorbell sounds like, CLICK HERE
It sounds much louder in person!



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DB1069 Antique Counter, Desk or Servant Bell

Antique Counter, Desk or Servant Bell

In days gone by attention was gained not by a loud harsh voice but with a melodic sound. A tap on the little button of this counter bell gives a little ding reminiscent of more gentile times and fun to ring too! The bell works perfectly and is in very good condition. The base of the bell is... click picture for more info
DB1155 Antique Craftsman Call and/or Push Button Bell

Antique Craftsman Call and/or Push Button Bell

Isnt this just cute as the dickens!?! Made in the early 1900s it offers the option of a call bell, a door bell or both depending on how it is wired. The base is cast iron with copper and black flashing we call tiger striping. In excellent condition it has been tested and works as it should.... click picture for more info
DB1166 Delicate Art Nouveau Antique Electric Door Bell

Delicate Art Nouveau Antique Electric Door Bell

This doorbell gives a delicate appearance with its oval shape and Art Nouveau details. It was made in the very early 1900s and remains in excellent aesthetic and mechanical condition. The mechanics of these old buttons are almost impossible to break and you can expect decades more use. Made of... click picture for more info
DB1143 Large Vintage 1930s Cast Bronze Door Knocker

Large Vintage 1930s Cast Bronze Door Knocker

Okaythis isnt a doorbell but still a great way for your guests to announce their arrival! Made of solid cast bronze in the 1930s it has a wonderful caramel patina. Polish if you wish but I personally love hardware with its age showing. The knocker is in excellent condition with original mounting... click picture for more info
DB1164 One-of-a-Kind Ornate 1880s Antique Victorian Lever Doorbell

One-of-a-Kind Ornate 1880s Antique Victorian Lever Doorbell

What a treasure this set is! The bell and lever could stand on their own for beauty but what makes this extra special is the carved wood mounting plate to really add architectural interest to your door. The cast bronze lever is artistic hardware at its finest and the light verdigris enhances the... click picture for more info
DB1154 Ornate Antique Doorbell Lever  R & E Circa 1887

Ornate Antique Doorbell Lever R & E Circa 1887

Found in the attic of a Victorian mansion in upstate New York this doorbell lever has never even been used! It is an authentic antique made in the late 1800s and shown in the Russell & Erwin 1887 hardware catalog. Even retains the original gilding! Designs are deeply incised and photos cannot... click picture for more info
DB1159 Ornate Victorian Single Stroke Lever Doorbell

Ornate Victorian Single Stroke Lever Doorbell

This late 1800s antique doorbell set has all the ornamentation so loved by Victorian homeowners! Mounted on your door, pushing the outside handle down produces a hearty BONG! inside the house from the bell. Both pieces are just loaded with Eastlake details and the bell still retains most of its... click picture for more info
DB1037 Small Vintage Stamped Brass Electric Doorbell Button

Small Vintage Stamped Brass Electric Doorbell Button

This simple brass doorbell button from the 1950s is sure to add vintage charm to your home. Made by Eagle its never been used and comes in its original box with screws. The brass is dull rather than shiny. Use as is or polish as much as you like. Terminal screws are pristine. 1-3/4 diameter
DB1051 Smaller Late 1800s Single Stroke Doorbell  Lever Operated

Smaller Late 1800s Single Stroke Doorbell Lever Operated

With its plain nickel plated brass dome and ribbed cast iron base this antique doorbell makes a simple, yet elegant, statement. This doorbell is a bit smaller than the other lever bells shown here but its single melodic ring belies its size. Made by Sargent & Co. it bears a patent date of... click picture for more info
DB1110 Vintage Bakelite Never Used Electric Doorbell Button

Vintage Bakelite Never Used Electric Doorbell Button

Could this be where the saying Cute as a button got its start? This cream colored bakelite doorbell will add such vintage charm to your home! Just a little Art Deco detail and a brown bakelite button give it a bit of pizazz. Since its never been used it comes in its original box with screws.... click picture for more info
DB1157 Vintage Stamped Brass Electric Doorbell Button

Vintage Stamped Brass Electric Doorbell Button

This simple brass doorbell button from the 1950s is sure to add vintage charm to your home. Made by Eagle its never been used and comes in its original box with screws. The brass is dull rather than shiny. That's how it was made but you can polish if you like. Terminal screws are pristine.... click picture for more info

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