Saturday, 15 April 2017

Centuries of Entries

This gateway includes a couple of centuries of doorbells. There is a quite substantial 19th century bell on a frame that you would have pulled a chain to ring (now tucked carefully out of reach) - top right. There is a neat circular hole in the wall to the left of the letterbox that would once have held an early 20th century electric bell press. And on the gate pillar there is a modern electronic entry intercomm and number pad for tapping out a secure entry code.

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