The Bay Scallop Shell Doorbell Ringer was designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan. Michael grew up on Cape Cod and has happy memories of his youth spent scalloping on Cape Cod Bay. You would have to sort through many a bushel to find a shell as pristine as your Scallop Doorbell Ringer. The Scallop Doorbell Ringer is cast in solid brass. Brass and bronze are copper-based alloys. The yellow brass alloy used in many of Michael's designs contains 70% copper and produces a warm, traditional brass look. Red bronze contains almost 85% copper. This additional copper content gives the bronze alloy its rich, reddish undertone. The mirrored finish of polished brass and polished bronze is achieved through varying degrees of sanding and buffing. Michael uses these techniques to highlight or accent the raised areas on a piece. It was hand-crafted using the age old art of sand casting. The ringer was then hand polished and coated with a clear lacquer to protect its original polished finish. It is signed in the mold by the artist, Michael Healy, confirming its authenticity and quality craftsmanship.
- Compatible with all wired doorbells
- Mounting hardware included
- Illuminated doorbell button that backlights your doorbell ringer
- Surface mount installation