National Doorbell Day
When was the last time you thought about your doorbell? If you don’t know, then don’t worry because most of us don’t give much thought to our doorbells. The only time we think about this device is when someone is ringing it. So, it’s quite surprising that someone thought enough about doorbells to actually create a holiday around them.
This holiday is known as National Doorbell Day, and it’s observed annually on October 31st. This is the day when everyone is encouraged to give a little bit of thought to their doorbells and maybe even buy a new one if they think they need it.
The History of National Doorbell Day
This holiday was created by Broan-NuTone—a company that sells a number of different items, including doorbells. Joseph Henry invented the first electric doorbell in 1831, and during the Great Depression, J. Ralph Corbett invented doorbells that feature different chimes. The reason National Doorbell Day falls on Halloween is that this day of the year is when the doorbell is rung more than any other time of the year.
Interesting Facts About Doorbells
Let’s go over some interesting facts about doorbells so that we’re well-informed for National Doorbell Day.
- Doorbells were originally entirely mechanical.
- During the Victorian Era, doorbells were either twist doorbells or pull doorbells.
- The Ring Video Doorbell was originally called DoorBot.
- Amazon now owns Ring.
- Ring doorbells deter intruders and can reduce robberies by up to 50%.
Observing National Doorbell Day
National Doorbell Day can be observed by taking a few moments to evaluate the doorbell you have outside your door. Does it still serve your needs, or should you replace it with something more modern, like a video doorbell?