Signal lights and bells alert Representatives to activities on the Floor of the House. This board with star-shaped lights was originally installed below a wall clock. Together, their buzzing and blinking alerted viewers to quorum calls, votes, and other activities in the House Chamber.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Legislative Light Panel,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2006/2006-196-003/ (November 28, 2020)
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