The Heraldic Clarion is a beautiful
handmade ‘doorbell’ which is
reminiscent of the great days of
Victorian engineering. The polished
wooden enclosure employs solid brass
clamps to hold the horn in place. The
attractive copper coloured cable enters
the unit through more brass and
copper fittings. The name plaque is
laser engraved from high quality
laminate and sits above the air inlet
which incorporates an intricate cutout
gear design. To add a flourish of
colour, red fabric is visible through
The Victorian engineers were very
proud of their achievements, the
mechanical workings of which were
beautifully displayed and never hidden
away! As such the copper coloured
cable running to the door push is
clearly on view. This gives the
impression that steam, compressed air
or some mechanical linkage connects
the Heraldic Clarion to the doorbell switch.
The Heraldic Clarion can be used with any
new or existing doorbell switch and wire, so
long as there is no other power source. You
can select how many metres of the copper
cable you require to reach to a convenient
point where it can join new or existing
standard bell wire.
The enclosure houses the miniature air pump
and battery pack which requires four AA
batteries. The unit is wall mounted, simply
hanging on two keyhole cutouts.
The Heraldic Clarion is 14cm wide by
32cm high by 13cm deep.
It requires 4 x AA batteries to operate.
The Heraldic Clarion is supplied with one
metre of copper coloured cable, two
ornate cable supports and a connector to
allow it to be connected to your existing
doorbell push and wires*
Additional metres of cable and extra cable
supports can be added when purchasing.
I make each one by hand from scratch
using only the best quality materials and
Two screws and Rawlplugs are provided
on which to hang the machine.
Endeavouring to allow more people to enjoy
the wonderful look of Victorian/steampunk
machines, I designed the Heraldic Clarion as
a less expensive alternative to my other
inventions. Lets face it, who wouldn’t want a
working antique style door horn?! Also it’s
very nice to sell inventions!
* So long as your existing (and possibly less interesting) doorbell has internal
batteries, you can simply replace it with the Heraldic Clarion by using the
supplied connector to join it to your existing doorbell push wires at a convenient
point. If your doorbell doesn’t have batteries inside, email me and I’ll explain
how to get the Heraldic Clarion working.