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.
Downton Abbey has inspired a resurgence of interest in the butlers' bell
Downton Abbey has inspired a resurgence of interest in the butlers' bell
Dec. 17, 2015 - PRLog -- Pulling in an average audience of 8 million viewers on its Sunday night slot, Downton Abbey has inspired a nation of period drama lovers to attempt to recreate the charm and appeal of the Victorian era in numerous ways. House of Brass, a specialist in fine architectural brass, antique and chrome fittings, reports that as soon as an episode of Downton airs, there is an instant surge in demand for Art Deco furnishings on eBay. And this demand has not stopped there: it has also reached both the Nottingham based shop and its online store, which has reported an upsurge in demand for the traditional butlers’ bell.

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-free and because the bell rings nice and loudly for as long as the spring loaded handle or knob is activated, there is no risk of a caller being uncertain as to whether the bell has worked,” says House of Brass.

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/bells/butlers-bells-pull-accessories/.

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