This is a Victorian era cast iron doorbell. The dome is 4 1/2 diameter. The outdoor knob backplate is 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″. To make it work you put two fingers over the horizontal piece on the knob and pull up rapidly. Not a common item, especially with both pieces. It must have been painted at one time because there is some paint residue still on it. The item “Working Antique Victorian 1879 Cast Iron Mechanical Pull Knob Doorbell” is in sale since Sunday, March 28, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Hardware\Door Knobs & Handles”. The seller is “hoytxcutter” and is located in Fallentimber, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Cast Iron