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Butler Bell on blue panelling

Understanding Our Butler Bell

Our beautiful Butler bell is from the late Georgian Period, around 1820-1830. A replica was taken and recreated by our supplier. We were excited to see that a TV production company featured this reproduction bell in the credits to Downton Abbey! (although the backplate was altered slightly).

The bell, decorative centre, pull bar and pulleys are cast in solid brass, (then nickel plated on the aged nickel versions). Both the brass and nickel have been aged to give an authentic appearance and enhance the detail in the casting. Mounted on a solid oak backplate with a traditional black steel spring.

Each bell comes with pulley wheel for supporting cord, a length of cord and appropriate fixings.


Oak Oval Back plate – Width 150mm Height 125mm

Overall projection of Wooden Back Plate and Bell 90mm

Length of Cord Approximately 3.5 meters

Fitting Instructions supplied in box

Ideal for use with our Claverley bell pull or vertical brass bell system.

View instructions for Fitting a butler bell

Shop Butler Bells – click here.

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Posted by Sarah 8th May 2018

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