Antique Telephones > Ornamental Extension Bells

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  • Made by: Various
  • From: late 1800s
  • Courtesy of: Dick Erickson
cow gongs

Cow Gongs (Dick Erickson)

dome gongs

Dome Gongs (Dick Erickson)

sleigh bells

Sleigh Bells (Dick Erickson)

machado bells

Mikado Bells (Dick Erickson)


These ornamental extension bells provided distinctive ringing sounds for different rooms or if located near each other in a busy office. Some had a lower tone, good for people who were hard of hearing. Many of these were offered in various sizes.

tea gongs

Tea Gongs (Dick Erickson)

large standard gongs

Large Standard Gongs (Dick Erickson)

small dome gongs

Small Dome Gongs (Dick Erickson)