Rittenhouse Concord Model 612

Rittenhouse Concord with Model 612 Mechanism

Rittenhouse Concord Westminster Door Chime ~1954

Rittenhouse Concord Westminster Door Chime ~1954

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, it remains a handsome chime with a Telechron-motored electric clock.

The Concord was available in an eight-note and four-note configuration with a choice of wood cases.

The model 612, shown here, employed a reliable rotary sequencer to sound an eight note Westminster peal. The model 610 played four notes using a later model Rittenhouse Rhythm Master sequencer.

Both were described in Rittenhouse Marketing Materials as follows:

Concord—Model 612. Superb clock-chime sounds 8-note Westminster signal for front door, single note for rear. Solid cherry or blond cabinet. Telechron powered clock. Model 610—as above, but 4-note chime.

Manufacturer Rittenhouse Door Chimes
Location of Manufacture 100 Allen Street, Honeoye Falls, New York
Date of Manufacture 1954
Cover Cherry Wood
Tubes Brass
Mechanism Wood back with rotary mechanism
Height 61 inches
Width 9 3/4 inches
Depth 4 inches
Notes ElectraChime collection. Original condition. Restored tubes.

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