Vintage Door Chimes For Sale

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Knock NOVO

NOVO is not actually vintage.  I designed  it using all that I have leaned from restoring vintage chimes  Novo is virtually hand made and is produced in tiny numbers, essentially made to order.

The cover is made of custom laminated formed plywood, with your choice of walnut, teak or zebrawood veneer. The style is suitable for period interiors for those who seek to replace a vintage chime- in fact the design is patterned after a number of popular vintage chimes dating back to the 1930’s...yet it is simple enough to be appropriate for modern spaces too.

 NOVO is a wired chime that hooks up to the typical doorbell circuit found in most homes, and can be used for both front and back doors.  It operates by striking two long chime tubes and makes the familiar ding-dong sound with outstanding volume and lingering resonance.   Bells are made of brass tubing with precision machined solid aluminum end plugs. The chime mechanism combines an industry-standard twin solenoid module and custom designed sheet metal frame with powder-coated finish. Bell hangers are made of stainless steel and brass hardware and provide adjustment to achieve a perfect strike.  I am confident that NOVO is the highest quality longbell chime available today.

vintage:

new

 

features:

16-volt, standard circuit

2-bells

2-notes for front door

1-note an additional door

custom formed plywood cover

 

assembled dimensions:  7-1/2” wide x  2-1/2" deep  x  42" long

 

buyer's options

Choice of bookmatched Teak, horizontal Zebrawood, or bookmatched Walnut.

Shorter length bells upon request at added cost.

 

price: $375

 
 

Knock Craftsman

Craftsman is not actually vintage, but captures the character of the Art & Crafts era. Technically, musical door chimes became popular after the Art&Crafts era has passed, so there are no vintage Arts & Crafts style chimes.  This model creates a thoroughly credible looking example.

The cover is made by an expert woodcrafter who specializes in designing and constructing hand-crafted home furnishing of the Craftsman style.  The wood is quarter sawn white oak typical of the era, and styled to be suitable for homes of the Arts & Crafts and Mission styles.

Craftsman is a wired chime that hooks up to the typical doorbell circuit found in most homes, and can be used for both front and back doors.  It operates by striking two long chime tubes and makes the familiar ding-dong sound with outstanding volume and lingering resonance. Bells are made of brass tubing with precision machined solid aluminum end plugs. The chime mechanism combines an industry-standard twin solenoid module and custom designed sheet metal frame with powder-coated finish. Bell hangers are made of stainless steel and brass hardware and provide adjustment to achieve a perfect strike.  I am confident that Craftsman is the OTHER highest quality longbell chime available today.

vintage:

new

 

features:

16-volt, standard circuit

2-bells

2-notes for front door

1-note an additional door

solid oak cover

 

assembled dimensions:  10” wide x  3-3/8" deep  x  TBD" long

 

buyer's options

Bells may be left unfinished (no lacquer clear coat) which will allow them to  return to a more rustic looking natural color over time.

 

price: $499

 
 

Edwards Clarenden C-60

 

Grand streamline design, very similar to NuTone Century first series.

 

vintage:

early 1950's.

 

features:

24v, 3-wire connection.

8-notes for front door

1-note for additional doors

Volume control.

24v Telechron clock.

Walnut veneer plywood cover with brass trim.

 

assembled dimensions:  tbd” wide x  tbd" deep  x  tbd" long

 

 

Currently undergoing complete restoration.

If interested enquire about schedule.

 

price: $900

 

 

 

 

Rittenhouse Notes - Chrome

Very rare chrome version of this popular 2-note chime.  How cool would this be in your house if you have chrome tube furniture?

 

vintage:

1937

 

features:

Simple 2-wire installation

2-bells

2 note sequence for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Volume  control

Metal cover with black crinkle finish paint and bright metal decoration.

 

assembled dimensions:  7” wide x  1-7/8" deep  x  41" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tube and plunger cleaned and polished.

Chassis cleaned and polished.

Strike pin replaced.

 

Bells---

Cleaned and polished.

Hanger loops replaced with nylon braid cord.

 

Cover---

Original finish washed and bright parts polished.

 

flaws:

Very minor scuff on cover at top front

 

price: $550

 
 

Miami-Carey

 

Flashy modern design rendered in polished brass and satin black perf metal.

 

vintage:

believed to be late 1950's

 

features:

16-volt 3-wire installation

4-bells

4-note  Westminster chimes sequence

1-note for additional door

Volume control

 

assembled dimensions:  tbd” wide x  tbd" deep  x  tbd" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes and plungers  polished.

Paint slop removed and thoroughly cleaned.

 

Cover---

Gently cleaned

 

Bells----

Gently cleaned

 

flaws

tbd

 

buyer's options:

bells may be refinished or left as original

 

price: $750

 

   
Telechime

No brand marks, but its clear that this is a General Kontrolar/ Telechime product as patent documents tie this design to Gisbert Bossard and his company.  This mighty chime was removed in the 1970’s from a home in Dayton OH, coincidently just blocks from where Bossard lived.  Perhaps a personal connection?  Read the interesting and tragic story of Telechime on my history page.  

This design may seem odd now, but consider that this one was designed at the dawn of fancy doorbell development.  There was no tradition to draw upon; the idea of a small wall mounted box with exposed hanging bells just hadn’t been developed yet.  Neither had the soon to be common door bell niche to protect the long hanging bells, so it sort of makes sense that the model for a  longbell chime would be more akin to a grandfather clock cabinet. 

This one came to me with the mechanism long ago discarded by its previous owner. I will be installing another vintage four-bell mechanism to make this functional again.  The power and connection requirements will be just like any other multi-note chime. 

vintage:

known to be very early 1930's

 

features:

solid oak cabinet

24-volt 3-wire installation

4-bells, not Westminster tuning.  C, A, F, C, by my ear.

Bells made of massive 1.25” dia  brass tube, chrome plated.

4-note  chiming sequence

1-note for additional door

Volume control

 

assembled dimensions: 13-1/4” wide  x   7" deep   x   68" tall

 

weight: 65 lbs.

 

buyer's options:

cabinet may be refinished or left as original

 

price: $1500

 

Miami-Carey Starburst

 

Simple modern design with iconic sparkle.  Grill cloth could be changed to suit decor.

 

vintage:

believed to be late 1950's

 

features:

simple 16-volt 2-wire installation

3-bells

2-notes  for front door

1-note for additional door

Third decorative bell

Plastic covers with grill cloth and brass starburst decoration

 

assembled dimensions:  tbd” wide x  tbd" deep  x  42-3/4" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes and plungers  polished.

Chassis refinihsed

 

Cover---

Gently cleaned and polished

 

Bells----

Gently cleaned

 

flaws

bell finish shows some minor aging

 

buyer's options:

bells may be refinished or left as original

 

price: $600

 

 

NuTone Supreme L-42

 

This simple design is one of the few that would fit with a mid-century modem home.  A good candidate for cosmetic customization.  Perf metal grill panel could easily be dressed up with fabric. wallpaper, mirror, a photo, a different paint color-- or whatever to accommodate your own decor.  Brass grill and NuTone logo could be removed or replaced with something else of your choosing.

 

vintage:

date stamped 1958

 

features:

16-volt 3-wire installation

4-bells

4-note or 8-note Westminster chimes sequence

2-notes for second door, 1-note for third door

Volume control

Plastic cover with very convincing simulated blond oak finish.

 

assembled dimensions:  10” wide x  5" deep  x  tbd" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Thoroughly cleaned-  looks almost like new.

 

Cover---

Cover lightly polished.

Original grill cloth removed.

Perf panel painted satin black.

 

Bells----

Old tarnish and finish removed.

Spin brush-polished.

Clear coated with lacquer.

Hanger loops replaced with nylon braid cord.

 

flaws

Crack  at bottom right of cover has been neatly glued-- visible but not hugely distracting.

Typical cracks in tops of bells-- absolutely not affecting tone, which is excellent.

 

price: $650

 
 

NuTone K30

Great 1950's flambeau twin longbell.  As close to tail fins and a glittery grill as you'll ever see on a door bell.

 

vintage:

mid 1950's

 

features:

Simple 2-wire 8volt installation

2-bells, the larger 1-1/8" diameter tubes

2 note sequence for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Plastic cover with brass and sparkly grill cloth inset.

 

assembled dimensions:  7-3/8” wide x  3" deep  x  40-1/2" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Strike pins replaced.

Chassis repainted original gloss black.

Hardware replaced with new brass parts.

Rubber mounting grommets replaced

Looks much better than new.

 

Cover---

Plastic cleaned and polished.

Brass grill refinished.

Sparkly grill cloth replaced.

 

Bells----

Old tarnish and finish removed.

Spin brush-polished.

Clear coated with lacquer.

Hanger loops replaced with nylon braid cord.

 

flaws:

None- better than new.

 

price: $550

 

Rittenhouse Queen Anne 620R

 

Fantastic art deco styling with clock case cover. All wood cover made of solid cherry and book-matched mahogany veneer on the diagonal . 4-bell chime has rare sequence. selector. One of the all-around classiest mechanisms ever.  Photo is of another similar one.  Finish color is much darker. Clock hands in photo are not the originals.

 

vintage:

late 1940's

 

features:

20/24-volt 3-wire installation

4-bells

Three selectable chime sequences.

2-note second additional door

A different 1-note for third additional door

Wood cover, constructed of solid cherry and book matched mahogany on the diagonal.

Original Telechron clock with original hands.

 

assembled dimensions:  11-1/4" wide   x  5-0" deep x  tbd" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism----

Solenoid tubes cleaned and polished.

Commutator contacts adjusted.

Exterior cleaned and polished.

 

Bells----

Newly constructed bells, match original materials and appearance and sound.

 

Cover----

Original finish spiffed.

Missing bits of cherry moldings replaced.

Clock tested to verify working order.

 

flaws:

Missing dust cover over distributor.

 

price: $800

 
 

NuTone K28 Imperial

Classic style twin longbell.

 

vintage:

early 1950's

 

features:

Simple 2-wire 8volt installation

2-bells

2 note sequence for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Marbled nylon  cover with brass colored plastic decorative inset.

 

assembled dimensions:  tbd” wide x  tbd" deep  x  38-1/2" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Gently cleaned

Strike pins adjusted and reinstalled.

 

Cover---

Gently cleaned

 

Bells----

Old tarnish and finish removed.

Spin brush-polished.

Clear coated with lacquer.

Hanger loops replaced with nylon braid cord.

 

flaws:

Cover very slightly warped, typical of vintage nylon.

Otherwise, just like new.

 

price: $500

 

 
 

NuTone Imperial - metal version

Classic style twin longbell.  Mechanism and bells are new-old stock... never used.  Cover was found separately.

 

vintage:

early 1950's

 

features:

Simple 2-wire 8volt installation

2-bells

2 note sequence for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Steel cover with faux wood grain paint and brass metal medallion

 

assembled dimensions:  tbd” wide x  tbd" deep  x  38-1/2" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Gently cleaned

Strike pins adjusted and reinstalled.

 

Cover---

Gently cleaned

 

Bells----

Old tarnish and finish removed.

Spin brush-polished.

Clear coated with lacquer.

Hanger loops replaced with nylon braid cord.

 

flaws:

Wood grain paint shows wear and is mildly crazed.

Top surface of cover is mildly bent; not in view when installed.

 

buyers options:

Cover may be refinished in color of choice.

 

price: $500

 

 
 

Edwards Moderne No.1462

Two-bell long bell chime with flamboyant art deco styling.  Cover cast from patented trademarked "Genuine Sylvite", "a wonderfully durable composition wood", which looks a lot like clay or plaster to me. 

 

vintage:

date stamped April 1942

 

features:

Simple 2-wire installation

2-bells

2 note sequence for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Cast cover with original white paint..

 

assembled dimensions:  9-1/4” wide x  2-7/8" deep  x  tbd" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Original finish on mechanism chassis cleaned and polished.

 

Bells---

Old tarnish and finish removed.

Spin brush-polished.

Clear coated with lacquer.

Hanger loops replaced with nylon braid cord.

 

Cover---

Original finish on cover gently cleaned.

 

flaws:

Crack in cover, seems to be original manufacturing flaw.

Minor chips in white paint on cover, IMHO adds character.

Wear and scratches on finish of mechanism.

 

buyer's options:

Refinish cover in color of choice. 

 

price: $550

 

Rittenhouse 610

Classic traditional style in simple solid cherry case with working 24v Telechron clock.

 

vintage:

believed to be late 1940's

 

features:

24-volt 3-wire installation

4-bells

4-note Westminster chimes sequence

1 note for second door, another note for third door

Solid cherry wood cover with original finish intact

24v Telechron clock

 

assembled dimensions:  9-1/2” wide x  4-1/4" deep  x  tbd" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes cleaned and polished.

Thoroughly cleaned.

 

Cover---

Cover cleaned and polished.

Clock glass and face cleaned.

 

Bells----

Newly constructed bells, match original materials and appearance and sound.

 

flaws

A few minor scratches in wood finish, but much too nice to refinish.

Utilizes notorious dashpot sequencer.

 

price $700

 

Edwards Grandmother's Clock Chime No.1482

Here is a bold art deco design with clock feature.  Contrasting inlaid veneer detail echoes vertical motif of the four bells.

 

vintage:

Known to be early 1940's

 

features:

24-volt 3-wire installation

4-bells

4-note Westminster chimes sequence

2 notes for second door

Veneer and solid wood cover

24v clock

 

assembled dimensions:  7-3/8” wide x  4-3/8" deep  x  tbd" long

 

service to be completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Original finish cleaned and polished

 

Bells---

Bells may left as found or refinished

 

Cover---

Wood refinished

Clock face cleaned

 

flaws:

tbd

 

price: $800

 

Currently undergoing complete restoration. Contact me for availability if interested.

 
 

NuTone Baronial K92

Never used, new old stock 4-bell chime with light feature.  Includes original instructions

 

vintage:

1980's

 

features:

16-volt 3-wire installation

4-bells

4-note or 8-note Westminster chimes sequence

1-note for second door and third door

Soft light created by four low voltage bulbs

Volume control

Solid oak cover with translucent plastic windows

 

assembled dimensions:  10-1/2” wide x  5-1/4" deep  x  tbd" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Tested to verify perfect working order.

 

Cover---

Dusted.

 

Bells----

Original bells lost. Similar vintage NuTone bells included.

New nylon hanger hooks installed.

 

flaws

Like new

 

price: $600

 

 

NuTone Jefferson

 

Without doubt the most popular long bell chime ever.  

 

vintage:

believed to be 1950's

 

features:

20/24-volt 3-wire installation

4-bells

4-note or 8-note Westminster chimes sequence

1-note for additional door

Volume control

Wood cover, constructed of solid  walnut and mahogany  veneer

 

assembled dimensions:  11" wide x  6-1/4" deep  x  56" or 59" long 

 

service completed:

Mechanism----

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Rubber parts replaced.

Exterior cleaned and polished to degree possible while preserving original finish.

 

Bells----

Newly constructed bells, match original materials and appearance and sound.

 

Cover----

Original finish cleaned and generally spruced up.

Clock glass and face cleaned.

 

flaws

Minor knicks and scratches on housing.

 

price: $700

 

other examples of this model with minor variations available

NuTone Resonator with Clock

 

This is a compact resonator chime with clock , believed to be the first of many such products from NuTone.  Clock plugs into 110v with an additional cord.  Excellent tone!

 

vintage:

believed to be late 1930's

 

features:

compact design with resonators-- not a long bell

simple 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

110v Telechron time clock with art deco face.

 

dimensions:  8-1/4” wide x  2-1/4" deep  x  8-3/4" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Mounting plate, bells and resonator tubes refinished.

New bell suspension rubber grommets.

Hardware bits replaced with new stainless steel parts.

>choice of original 110v clock movement or conversion to quartz continuous motion movement

 

Cover---

Resprayed original color over original crinkle finish paint for authentic appearance.

>Choice of original 110v clock movement or conversion to quartz continuous motion movement.

 

flaws

two scratches on clock face at 9 and 3 o'clock

 

price: $250

NuTone Budget

 

"Budget" was the official model name, the low cost model in the early NuTone product line where longbells reigned.

 

vintage:

known to be late 1930's

 

features:

Compact design with resonators-- not a longbell

Simple 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Painted steel cover with vbeautiful stamped brass decoration

 

dimensions:  6-5/8” wide x  2-1/4" deep  x  6-3/4" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Strike pins replaced with hardwood dowel.

Rebound shock absorber replaced.

New bell suspension rubber grommets.

Hardware bits replaced with new stainless steel parts.

Mounting plate, and resonator tubes refinished.

Remnants of original labels preserved.

 

Cover---

Cover refinished similar to original color.

 

flaws

virtually perfect and so very much better than original

 

price: $250

 

 
 

Rittenhouse 3-Star Resonator

 

A small and jewel-like resonator chime.

 

vintage:

early 1940's

 

features:

Compact design with resonators-- not a long bell

Simple 8volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

 

dimensions:  7-1/8"” wide x  2-3/8" deep  x  9-1/2" long

 

service completed:

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Original finish on cover, resonator tubes and chassis cleaned an polished.

Metallic brown area of cover repainted close match to original.

Stars and  flat bells refinished in original brass color.

New bell suspension rubber grommets.

Hardware bits replaced with new brass parts.

New rebound bumper.

 

flaws

A few minor chips in original finish of chassis.

Overall effect is like-new.

 

price: $225

 

 

Rittenhouse Brookdale 265

 

Another small and jewel-like resonator chime.

 

vintage:

believed to be late 1940's

 

features:

Compact design with resonators-- not a long bell

Simple 8volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

 

dimensions:  7-1/8"” wide x  2-3/8" deep  x  9-1/2" long

 

service completed:

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Original finish on cover and chassis cleaned an polished.

Resonator  tubes and bells refinished.

New bell suspension rubber grommets.

Hardware bits replaced with new stainless steel parts.

 

flaws

Very minor dent on cover at lower front right.

A few minor chips in original finish of chassis.

Overall effect is like-new.

 

price: $200

 

NuTone Door Chime with Clock

 

Fabulous mid-century modern design, intended for recessed mount.  Can be surface mounted if you really want to do that. Chime sound is emitted through white perf metal face.  This one is NOS-  new, never used with original installation hardware and instructions!

 

vintage:

date stamped Jul 1957

 

features:

Compact design with clock

Simple 16volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Clock

 

dimensions: 

housing-- 6-3/4” wide x  6-3/4 hi x 2" deep

bezel--

 

service completed:

bezel straightened and repainted

 

flaws

virtually perfect

 

price: $300

 

 

 

NuTone L12 Champion

Modest modern style bar chime.  100% original and very gently used.

 

vintage:

late 1950's

 

features:

Compact design with inboard resonators

Simple 8volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Molded plastic cover with gold-tone decoration.

 

dimensions:  7-1/2” wide x  4-3/4" high  x  2-1/2" deep

 

service completed:

Cover lightly polished.

Chassis cleaned.

 

flaws

like new

 

price: $100

 

 

NuTone L24

Mod style bar chime.  100% original and very gently used.

 

vintage:

late 1960's

 

features:

Compact design with resonators

Simple 8volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Molded plastic cover with gold-tone hot-stamped decoration.

 

dimensions:  8-1/2” wide x  12" long  x  3" deep

 

service completed:

Cover lightly polished.

Chassis cleaned.

 

flaws

minor wear on hot stamping, otherwise excellent

 

price: $150

 

 
 

NuTone 2-note resonator

Modest but stylish resonator chime.  100% original and probably never previously installed.  Includes original instruction sheet.

 

vintage:

believed to be from about 1940

 

features:

Compact design with resonators-- not a long bell

Simple 8volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Painted steel cover with chrome decoration.

 

dimensions:  6-3/4” wide x  2-1/2" deep  x  7" tall

 

service completed:

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Original finish on cover, resonator  tubes cleaned.

New bell suspension rubber grommets.

 

flaws

Various scratches and nicks in paint, and all the original factory imperfections.

 

price: $150

 

 
 

Edwards C-25 Sylvan

Got Heywood Wakefield or Eames?  Then this is the doorbell for you.  Perfect mid-century modern style rendered in blonde formed plywood.

 

 vintage:

mid 1950's

 

features:

Compact 2-bar chime with inboard resonators

Simple 8volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

"Vibe-chord" option - warbles two notes as long as button is depressed

Molded plywood cover with "limed oak" finish.

Side panels made of perfed steel painted gold.

 

dimensions:  5-1/2” wide x  7-1/2" tall  x  2-1/2" deep

 

service completed:

Solenoid plungers and tubes polished

Chassis cleaned

Cover gently polished

 

flaws

Minor wear on the painted wood block above the bell

Small amount of wall paint on perimeter of chassis- not visible when installed

A few tiny nicks on edges of ply.

 

price: $400

 

 
 

NuTone K44 Jewel

Classic traditional styling, but given a fresh cosmetic overhaul.  Original finish was painted wood grain.

 

vintage:

approximately 1950

 

features:

Compact design with resonators-- not a long bell

Simple 8volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Cast aluminum cover with brass resonator tubes

 

dimensions:  7” wide x  3" deep  x  9" tall

 

service completed:

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Strike pins replaced.

Rebound shock absorber replaced.

Cover repainted satin black and brass.

Resonator tubes refinished.

Chassis repainted.

 

flaws

Minor dents in chassis, not visible when installed.

 

price: $150

 

 
 

NuTone Mt.Vernon

Late example of this classic chime that NuTone produced for decades.

 

vintage:

date stamped 1960

 

features:

Compact design with resonators-- not a long bell

Simple 8volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Brass-anodized aluminum cover and resonator tubes.

 

dimensions:  7-1/4” wide x  3-1/2" deep  x  11-3/4" tall

 

service completed:

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

All parts cleaned and polished.

 

flaws

Numerous minor scratches on resonator tubes

 

price: $125

 

 
 

NuTone-Scovill  LA12 Contour

Modest modern style bar chime in cream colored plastic. 

 

vintage:

around 1970

 

features:

Compact 2-bar chime

Simple 8volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Molded plastic cover with gold-tone hot-stamped details

 

dimensions:  8-3/8” wide x  5-3/8" high  x  2-3/4" deep

 

service completed:

All original finishes cleaned.

 

flaws:

minor wear on hot-stamped trim

 

price: $75

 

 
 

Rittenhouse 520 Beverly

 

Handsome three note resonator, has absolutely angelic tone.  Volume control goes from silent to normal, and can play at whisper volume if so desired.

 

vintage:

1946

 

features:

compact design with resonators-- not a long bell

16v, requires 3-wire installation

3-notes for front door, classic NBC notes

1 note for additional door

plastic cover with raised painted stars and painted grooves

 

dimensions:  9-1/8” wide x  3-1/2" deep  x  15-3/4" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes cleaned and polished.

New bell suspension rubber grommets.

New felt strike pads.

Resonator tubes repainted.

Generally cleaned and polished

 

Cover---

Cleaned and polished to original high gloss.

 

flaws

Chip on top surface of cover, otherwise virtually perfect, but...

This uses the notorious dashpot sequencer.

 

price: $275

 

Edwards Star Junior Chime

 

From Edwards "Junior Chimes" line, described in period catalogs as having "sound that is satisfactory for apartments, bungalows and offices".  Indeed this one has a soft volume that would be best suited for a small space.

 

vintage:

believed to be early 1950's

 

features:

Compact design with resonators-- not a long bell

Simple 8volt 2-wire installation

2-notes for front door, basic ding-dong

1 note for additional door

Plays at rather low volume

Patinated brass cover, polished brass star, painted resonator tubes

 

dimensions:  5-3/4” wide x  2-3/8" deep  x  7-1/2" long

 

service completed:

Mechanism---

Solenoid tubes and plungers cleaned and polished.

Mounting plate, bells and resonator tubes refinished.

New bell suspension rubber grommets.

Hardware bits replaced with new stainless steel parts.

 

Cover---

Brass cleaned of paint spatters.

Brass star polished.

 

flaws

virtually perfect

 

price: $150

 

 
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