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

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

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