C.Vincent Mell-O-Chime Tubular Doorbell

C. Vincent Mell-o-Chime The C. Vincent Mell-O-Chime features a medievel style. This chime is as found, although the cover may once have had a bronze or brass painted finish. Marked “Mell-O-Chime” and “Mfg. by C.Vincent Alameda” This chime is one … Continue reading

Harmony “Mayflower”

Harmony “Mayflower” Door Chime This chime is from the Harmony Manufacturing Company of Los Angeles, another California company. This early door chime has a prominent ceramic emblem that looks like the Mayflower of Plymouth Rock fame. The strikers have leather … Continue reading

Alhambra Model 199

Alhambra Model 199 Tubular Door Chime Alhambra was another California manufacturer of door chimes with factory and office in San Gabriel California. Alhambra is verified to have been producing long bell door chimes as early as 1935. This model 199 … Continue reading

Maas Tubular Door Chime

Maas Vintage Tubular Doorbell Circa 1935 This chime was manufactured by Maas in Southern California. The Maas-Rowe company of San Diego, California continues to this day manufacturing Carillons for bell towers and Cathedral Chimes, primarily aimed at the Church market. … Continue reading

Pryanco Model 302

Pryanco Model with Cast Aluminum Cover Model 302 This Pryanco 2-tube door chime features an elegant cast aluminum cover. After a remodel, all that remained was the original cover and an empty door chime niche in Southern California where this … Continue reading

American Art Metal Tubular Doorbell Circa 1934

American Art Metal Tubular Doorbell #101 Circa 1934 This tubular door chime has a copyright date of 1934 making this the earliest tubular door chime in the Doorbell Museum collection. Several manufacturers claim the “invention” of tubular door chimes, however … Continue reading

Pryanco Peacock

Pryanco Peacock Longbell Door Chime 305 This spectacular Pryanco chime is named for twin peacocks cast in aluminum on the cover. This chime was manufactured by the Pryanco Electrical Specialties division of Pryne & Co of Los Angeles, California. Pryne was a … Continue reading

Tudor Revival Long Bell

Elecrto Door-Chime Supertone Tudor Revival Long Bell Vintage Door Chime This Tudor Revival style vintage tubular door chime wears a wonderful, and entirely appropriate patina from years of service in a home in the hills above the University of California, … Continue reading

DeValera Longbell

DeValera Long Chime Doorbell This vintage doorbell  is from DeVelera, a regional manufacturer based in New York City. This example was transplanted from it’s original East Coast home to California in the 1970s where it is in service to this … Continue reading