Doorbell from the Commodore Hotel
Doorbell from the Commodore Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota, a favorite haunt of F. Scott Fitzgerald's. 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.
For details, view the bell in our online collections database.
Featured on the Minnesota Historical Society's Collections Up Close blog on April 26, 2012 (the link will not be viable until that date).