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Butlers’ Bells the Latest Must-Have Trend Announces House of Brass
The latest series of Downton Abbey has inspired a resurgence of interest in the traditional butlers’ bell, says Nottingham based architectural fittings specialists House of Brass.
By: House of Brass
When asked what could be the reason behind the escalating interest in the mechanical pulley-based bell system originally introduced in the mid-18th century, that today’s homeowners are now adopting for use as a doorbell, a House of Brass spokesperson said, “Perhaps it is because there is no need for electric cabling or batteries, and no danger of annoying interference from devices using radio waves, as can be the case with certain types of doorbell. They are easy to install: the bell fits onto the inside of a front door and the bell pull is screwed onto the outside. There is a range of designs and finishes, such as polished brass and chrome, so something to suit individual tastes and to complement different styles of décor.”
Period style properties are the most obvious residences in which to fit a butlers’ bell, but says House of Brass, the contrast achieved by marrying a beautiful piece of traditional history with a contemporary look home can also be very appealing.
“Butler’s bells are also virtually maintenance-
House of Brass sells a comprehensive range of traditional polished brass and chrome butlers’ bell kits both at their shop at 282-284 Huntingdon Street, Nottingham or online at http://www.houseofbrass.co.uk/
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