Minimalist Tubular Door Chime

Minimalist Tubular Door Chime: Unknown Manufacturer


Mid Century minimalist tubular door chime ~1963

Simplicity defines this petite two-bell tubular chime. This chime rings “ding-dong” for the front door with no facility for a single door. This was obtained from England and is believed to be of European manufacture.

The only markings are warnings against oiling the solenoid:

* Nicht Oilen
* Do Not Oil
* Na Pas Huiler

This may have been made in West Germany since that is the language of the first stacked warning.

This chime has filament bell suspension loops similar to the Friedland York Chime C963. Unlike the York, this chime features two parallel tines directly below the molded nubs from which the bells hang. This “filament stabilizer” presumably prevents the bells from either from the strike or from drafts within the home.


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