DeValera Compact Chime
This well made chime was manufactured by DeValera. Not much is known about this manufacturer beyond that the company’s founder and namesake, Ernest G. DeValera had several patents for electrical devices in the mid 1930s. The DeValera company also marketed novelties including a miniature slot machine with poker chips for parlor use. Components of this chime were used in the manufacture of DeValera’s long bell door chimes.
|DeValera door chime cover with musical note motif||Well made early door chime mechaism.||Address at 1945 Park Avenue in Manhattan|
|Location of Manufacturer||New York, New York|
|Date of Manufacture||Estimated 1936|
|Materials||Lithography on steel. Iron tone bars. Wood base and wood striker.|
|Dimensions||6 3/4 inches wide, 4 1/8 inches tall, 2 3/4 inches deep|