Historic Services / Communications
1800 - 1899
Brass, iron and enamel
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Attingham Park, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
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The bell system was vital to keep the household running smoothly. Servants and family members were linked by this method of communication and there are still traces of the wires and bell pulls in the house today. One of the bells is marked mysteriously with a question mark.
Forty-four 19th century wall mounted brass servants' bells, hung on iron coils with white enamel room discs which swing when rung. (5 are without discs - June 2005).
Attingham collection; bequeathed to the National Trust with the estate, house and contents of Attingham by Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick (1877-1947) on 15th May 1953.