I have this antique doorbell. It has a light switch on the unit itself that operates 2 mini bulbs (one at the top, one bulb at the bottom). The light switch is at the top, the button is on the bottom.
When I hook up the door bell to my lantern battery, with the lights off, everything is fine and the button rings the bell.
As soon as I turn on the light, the bell itself vibrates continuously. Whether I have 1 bulb in, or both, either end. I do not know much about electrical circuits/current but I do realize that having the light on is somehow keeping the circuit open (?).
The bulb is a 1.5V .3A mini bulb. I just do not know how to connect this doorbell correctly, or if that is the correct bulb to use.
Further, when I started, it had 1 original bulb. That one lights dimly, but, the bell does not appear to vibrate with that bulb. That mini bulb has no numbers on it, so I do not know the V (nor do I know how to find out). But, as soon as I put a new bulb in (on either end), the bell vibrates.
Is the bulb I'm using too high of a voltage?
None of the wire connections in the back appear to be shorted or corroded
How should this be wired?
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