Fort Lytton

29 July 2010

A new Door Bell

For some time I've been sick and tired of replacing batteries on our door bell. You put new ones in and the thing works for a few weeks only to stop again. So now I went hunting for an old-fashioned manual door bell.
I found a solid brass bell which I've now installed at the front door. See how that goes. Oh and I have super-glued all the bolts and screws.

I like it. I just hope we can hear it everywhere in the house.
If not, they have bigger ones.

8 comments:

  1. Bill

    If it is anything like the similar door bell in the house across the road from me, it will wake the dead!
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

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  2. The door could do with a coat of oil before you put it on show to the rest of the world.

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  3. It was really a nice idea. The bell looks fantastic. And it is ecological. Well done, Bill.

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  4. Bill, A great idea and I like your new bell.

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  5. We use something like that to call the men in for lunch!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  6. We have one of those, but the dog lets us know we have visitors before they get a chance to ring the bell!

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  7. Hi Bill, this bell looks really nice. You just gave me an idea, I have a very big Cow bell which would do a very good job. We had a nice gong, but Peter did not hear it any more so he installed a very old fashioned bell to ring but it has such a harsh terrible sound, I always get a shock when it sounds. (Peter does not always hears this one, perhaps the cow bell! Grueassli T.

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  8. I like it! Great idea Dad, it suits the character of the house very well!

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