Push button assembly

Push button assembly
Push button assembly
ca. 1900
Wood, metal, mother of pearl
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 1 in. ( 8.3 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm )
Push button assembly in rectangular oak back with beveled edges; two mother of pearl push buttons (one light, one dark) surrounded by metal rings.
Credit Line 
Gift of David M. Lutzker
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Gallery Label 
These push buttons are typical of the type used to ring tenants at a two-family home in the early 20th century. The lighter colored button called the upstairs family; the darker button called the downstairs tenant.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group