Souvenir doorbell from Barking Power Station

Object number

LDVAL 2004.20.1


Doorbell used by King George V to open Barking Power Station, May 19th 1925. Belonged to Mr John Armston Vice who was a Generation Operation Engineer at Barking Power Station after it opened in 1925 until 1951.

Physical description

In three parts. Black wooden box which housed internal wiring. Brass plate moulded with foliage design. Small cream button, possible bakalite.




Electricity supply memorabilia


Box length: 63mm
Box width: 63mm
Box Depth: 19mm
Plate Diameter: 58mm
Button Diameter: 11mm


Box: Wood
Plate: Brass
Button: Bakalite

Collection type

Social history, Vice collection


Annotation Typed label On back of box: Button used by King / George V at the opening / of Barking Power Station / on May 19th 1925.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1544/1

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