What’s This? ~ Nostalgia Time

In the last post, I asked you to identify this item.

Version 2

You guessed it!


This old-fashioned doorbell is the first I have seen. Instead of pushing a button, one walked up to the door and twisted the doorbell. Notice the beautiful woodwork and of course, that beautiful stained glass window. I understand it is original to the wonderful old Victorian House in Clifton Forge, VA. locally referred to as the Hawkins House.

I have read it took Mr. Robert P. Hawkins three years to painstakingly build this beautiful home in the late 1880’s. Isn’t it lovely? Gorgeous workmanship! This was a home that was built to last.


This reminds me that through the Lord Jesus Christ, I have a home that will last forever and can have sweet fellowship with Him. And you can too!

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door,

I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with me.”

Revelation 3:20


What’s This? ~ Nostalgia Time

Can you solve the mystery of this antique item?  I will give you a hint. Your great-grandparents would be very familiar with this and would know just what to do.

Version 2

Please leave a comment if you know what this is. 

One more hint: It could lead to a friendly welcome.  I can’t wait to see your responses!