Rittenhouse Concord Model 612

Rittenhouse Concord with Model 612 Mechanism The Rittenhouse Concord was a musical doorbell chime clock styled for a mid-century aesthetic. Marketed from approximately 1954 to 1957, the Concord was relatively short-lived. The Concord was succeeded by the Rittenhouse Trent. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Dorset

Rittenhouse Dorset Model 312 The Rittenhouse Dorset was a successful post-war resonator door chime. This door chime was designed for Rittenhouse by Norman Bel Geddes. Described in the Rittenhouse Catalog: Norman Bel Geddes has created a sure-to-be popular favorite in … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Lyric

Rittenhouse Sheraton and Lyric III Tubular Door Chime Models 318 The Rittenhouse Sheraton, designed by Norman Bel Geddes, became one of the most successful post-war long bell door chimes. The basic chime design was marketed first as the Sheraton and … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Trent

Rittenhouse Trent The Rittenhouse Trent is a Mid-Century Westminster door chime designed by Jean Otis Reinecke (1909-1987) and introduced in 1956. Reinecke is best known for cutting edge designs for a variety of products including Toastmaster toasters and the ubiquitous … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Beverly-1972

Rittenhouse “Traditional” Beverly Door Chime Model C8536 circa 1972 This is perhaps the most successful of the Rittenhouse Beverly models. The chime shares a cover with the 1972 Fairfax The cover shows distinct Mediterranean Revival style, and in fact was … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Chime-Time

Rittenhouse Mid-Century Clock Doorbell This space age offering from Rittenhouse packs is a door chime and clock with a most appropriate name. A space-age design with the lines of a flying saucer or satelite. Described in a 1960 hardware catalog … Continue reading