Foley Door Bell Push
July 7, 2015
FOLEY DOOR BELL PUSH
Over two years ago an original Edwardian door bell was purchased from an antiques shop. This was to be the one we would cast and today has become the Foley bell.
From the front, every detail is correct to the original. It includes a porcelain press (with crackle detail), the surround is cast in solid brass and mounted to an oak backplate. The diameter is 150mm or 6″ – a perfect size, enough to have presence while not being too big to fit by the door. On the back it has been adapted to connect to a modern bell chime. As far as we know there is nothing quite like it on the market.
This bell is called Foley after my late husband Martin, who started Priors with me nearly 20 years ago. Martin passed away some time ago from a disease called Scleroderma. We give £1 per transaction to this charity in his memory. He loved the bell and would be delighted that the product was named after him. Each time we sell one we will think of him.
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