Posted 3 years ago
Here's a great item that "most" of us have only perhaps seen in an old movie. Unless you've been a Butler, or Servant, or born into great wealth, this piece of history will likely be something you've never seen. In any case, this is an annunciator for "service staff" of a household. This box with bell would most likely be placed in a central area of the servants quarters, or kitchen area to alert the staff when they were being summoned by their "employer". This one is set up for 10 rooms. In each of those 10 rooms there would be a push button. When the button was pushed, the bell would ring, and the arrow would point to the appropriate room where your services were required. Sounds like one step above slavery to me, but I'm sure a more modern version still exists today for those who have everything!