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The caller was a piece of bronze, usually in the shape of a hand holding a ball, located on the right side of the street door.

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The caller was a piece of bronze, usually in the shape of a hand holding a ball, located on the right side of the street door. He was beaten several times on an iron stem inserted into the door to be recognized by the inhabitants of the house, since each one did so in a certain way to identify himself.

His sonority could not be heard in the whole chorizo house. In such cases, the battery bell was more effective, heavy cylinders 6 centimeters in diameter by 20 centimeters in height with the same capacity as the current AA batteries, but of a longer life. They were not common and their sonority decreased as the battery ran out. They were placed in a wooden box several meters high. Years passed and batteries were replaced by electricity from the grid, significantly increasing the intensity of sound.

The handheld caller disappeared from most city gates. There are still a few left, as testimony of that Buenos Aires yesterday.

Publication Date: 07/01/2019

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