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, 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|
|Mechanism||Wood back with rotary mechanism|
|Width||9 3/4 inches|
|Notes||ElectraChime collection. Original condition. Restored tubes.|