The use of Electric Bells in houses
Articles from the Clunes Guardian and Gazette - March 1897
The use of Electric Bells in houses has almost entirely taken the place of that of the ordinary bell with cranks and wire. The latter were a frequent source of annoyance and expense through the wires breaking.
The Electric Bell, on the other hand, if properly fixed, is easily kept in order. Again, burglar alarms may be fixed on the doors and windows, so that of any are opened the Electric Bell will ring to alarm the household.
Burglars have been again and again disturbed and caught in this way