Doorbell buttons from the Art Deco era

Bellow are a couple of electric doorbell button board examples, which I found during my fieldwork throughout Bucharest, dating from the 1930s and adorning Art Deco style buildings. They aptly convey the machine era ethos of those times expressed so well by this architectural style, very popular in inter-war Bucharest.

Doorbell buttons from the Art Deco era, early 1930s apartment house, Gara de Nord area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)
Doorbell buttons from the Art Deco era, late 1930s apartement block, Cismigiu area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)
Doorbell buttons from the Art Deco era, late 1930s apartement block, Cismigiu area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

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I endeavour through this series of periodic articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

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