1920s Doorbell Designs from Los Angeles
The Earle Hardware Manufacturing Company of Los Angeles made a variety of decorative elements from hinges to door handles to window fasteners in the Spanish Colonial and American Colonial styles for architects such as Roy Seldon Price, Wallace Neff, Stiles O. Clements, and Everett Merrill. Their catalogs are rare so I’m sharing sections from 1925 on various types of hardware, this time “push buttons” or doorbells (pdf). I hope this will inspire modern architects and craftsmen to recreate these delightful details for Spanish style homes.
To see an outstanding collection of their Spanish Colonial Revival wrought iron hardware installed in situ, visit La Casa Nueva at the Homestead Museum in the City of Industry.