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April 26, 2012

Doorbell from the Commodore Hotel

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Doorbell from the Commodore Hotel

Doorbell from the Commodore Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota, a favorite haunt of F. Scott Fitzgerald.  The bell operates by means of a key connected to a clockwork mechanism. As the key is turned, the clapper is struck against the bell. Two holes in the base permitted the bell to be mounted to a hotel room door.  The bell was recovered from the hotel building before its remodeling in 1978.

To hear the bell, watch the Hearing History: Sounds of the Collection podcast.

For details, view the bell in our online collections database.

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