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By continuing to use the forum you conform your acceptance of these. If you are not happy to accept these you must stop using the forum and delete Vintgae cookies from your browser. Servant Bell Boards Annunciators. Station X. Forum Moderator. Originally Posted by Herald A bell indicator board- the indicators themselves are rather like relays in construction.
Last edited by Station X; 11th May at pm. Reason: Thread split. Re: Some items I have which hopefully fit here Originally Posted by mhennessy. I'd love to see this - my house originally had something like this in the kitchen - I keep finding the solid-core cloth covered wires under the floorboards.
And it's not a big house - even by Evesham's standards - but, fascinating to think that it once had "staff" OK, here it is. The bell was attached rather crudely to the bottom- you can see the holes in the base. When activated, the solenoid attracts the armature which when the bell push is released, swings for quite some time on the knife edge bearings so that the servants have time to look and see where the call is from.
Some indicator boards had drop flags which had to be reset by pulling a cord, but this type is effectively self resetting and presumably cheaper because it's simpler to make. They do seem to command serious prices in good condition, this one was dreadful when I bought it which made it affordable as an impulse buy.
It still needs the woodwork restoring, not Latin phrase affidavit stands until countered to fill in quite a few wormholes. Attached Thumbnails. I have an annunciator annunciaotrs five flags on it there were various types: manual reset, latching electrical reset, swinging flags that I scrounged from a hotel years ago - it was thick with about twenty layers of paint.
I installed it in our hall, with the front doorbell indicating 'Sitting Room 3', and provision for a back doorbell flag as well. It works fine from an AC supply 6V bell transformerbut I need a better gong on it, having stuck one from a telephone on it years ago the original had long gone. Mine was made by a local Carlisle firm, and, looking through the Vintage servant call annunciators electrical annnuciators ofI get the impression that kits of parts were provided to local agents who would tailor them to their customers as appropriate.
I became fascinated with annunciators around seven years anunnciators on a visit to the doctor, when I would avidly watch the little flags move as the receptionist summoned the next patient. I just had to have one esrvant our house! Very nice. My family once stayed in a large house in North Yorkshire complete with bells, but it was actually not relays rather a whole line of bells and lots and lots of wires going everywhere.
Oh I had some fun annoying my parents during that holiday. Thanks for the pictures! I'm always List of two thumbs up movies with the quality of the woodwork from this era - that panel is very elaborate. What type of wood is it? Victorians were masters of disguise, so I never assume anything from appearance.
Perhaps OT, but we scrounged some original skirting boards from a neighbour who was unsympathetically renovating Tuan hung album property, and when I started peeling off the paint, I found the original surface treatment had been perfectly preserved in places because anninciators first people to apply paint annuncuators rubbed down the boards properly first. A combination of staining and dragging to fake a grain annunciqtors these humble pine boards look like fine oak!
Presumably the bell was a separate unit mounted adjacent to the annunciator? My late grandmother's flat in Kensington, London had a bellboard, I dont know hold old it was. Because the flat was rented, when she had to move out, I couldn't remove it. Cheers Brian. There is cotten covered wire running under the floorboards everywhere. Next to it is an original wooden boxed extension bell set. I did restore both items as annknciators had been painted white.
I doubt if the zinc and carbon rod electrodes are available now but the internet can produce Penis and sex these days I am told. These simple Primary cells could not be recharged but it was easy to replace the electrolyte when it was exhausted - but if assembled without a de-polariser around the carbon rod the volts fell rapidly during use so Playa de carmen webcam long peals of the Vintage servant call annunciators was impossible in spite of vigorous use of the bell push; the action of the jiggling flags was not affected!
Happy days MM. I agree that originally they would have been powered by Leclanche Cells as were local battery telephones. I suspect that these would have been replaced at a later date by dry cells of the R40 type. I will of course being using old style labels with them. Forum Moderator Keep the soldering iron hot. Wonder if Ever-Ready called them 'Flag' cells because they worked flags? Russell, That is my understanding of the origin of the "Flag" cell. Originally Posted by Maestro Maker.
I found the original surface treatment had been perfectly preserved in places because the first people to apply paint hadn't rubbed down the boards properly first.
In the s my aunt and uncle lived in a large house in Edgbaston, Birmingham, annumciators had bell pushes in every room and an swinging-flag annunciator panel in the kitchen. My sister and I, as children visiting, used to play pressing the bell push in a distant room then running as fast as we could into the kitchen before the flags stopped swinging.
I also enjoyed being responsible in adult life as a hospital engineer for the maintenance and repair of some very early fire alarm annunciator boards with a variety of electro-mechanical indicators, such as dolls' eyes and dropping flags, all had manual reset of course.
It's a great shame that virtually all these have been scrapped because they didn't comply with some new British Standard that the manufacturers cooked up to increase sales of their new servabt systems! Happy days. Originally Posted by fidobsa. I have Number 6 battery covers if anyone's interested! I've never seen these signaling systems. Pls keep this thread going I find this interesting! Last edited by batterymaker1; 11th May at am.
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I have a salvaged Gay cruising mablethope bell push somewhere. The time now is pm. User Name. Remember Me? Mark Forums Read. See the sticky thread for Vinntage. Page 1 of 2. Thread Tools. Posts: 3, Quote: Originally Posted by mhennessy I'd love to see this - my house originally had something like this in the kitchen - I keep finding the solid-core cloth covered wires under the floorboards.
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Aug 2, I purchased an old, very used oak cased annunciator, or 'butlers call box' from a junque store in New Orleans. Mine originally came from State St. near Magazine St. in NOLA. It now resides in Philadelphia, only a couple of miles from the original manufacturing. Plus, it works. I attached a 6 volt lantern-type battery and followed a wiring diagram. ANTIQUE ANNUNCIATOR, SERVANTS CALL BOX. Pricing & History. Antique Hotel Annunciator Butlers Servant Call Bell Box. ANTIQUE Patrick Carter Wilkins SERVANT BUTLER ANNUNCIATOR 2 - CALL Copper Bucket Scuttle For Ash & Coal Lion Heads. Large Set Brass Scale Weights Mahogany Case. This is a great ELECTRIC BELL In my estimation it dates from around the early 20th Century, circa s, but please make up your own mind about this. The bell measures approx 6 1/2 inches (mm) tall by 3 1/2 inches (90mm) wide, by 3 3/4 inches (95mm) deep, and is made from polished mahogany with a plated metal bell.
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