Wonderful rare figural wrought iron mechanical doorbell, circa 1830, with a Yankee peddler in a hat as the bell ringer. The peddler's arm is actuated by pulling on the original chain. The figure's arm moves up and down pulling on the chain attached to the bell. The 3"H bell is made of copper and has a green verdigris patina from age. A dragon's head protrudes 11" from the wall.