Carltone Longbell Door Chime

Carltone Longbell Door Chime


Carltone Longbell Door Chime ~1940

Carltone Longbell Door Chime ~1940

This longbell door chime from the Carlton Manufacturing Company features a distinctive catalin plastic cover and a painted steel crown. It shares many design elements with the Carltone Resonator and was indeed simultaneously filed for patent. This example does lack the sailboat emblem common to other Carltone chimes in the line.

The appearance and mechanical elements of this chime strongly suggest the Faraday President was a post-war successor model. These similarities lend creedence to the possibility that the Faraday Electric Company acquired the Carltone Company at some point in the 1940s.

Carlton L McMullen patented several varieties of tops for the tubes with this example employing the anvil as shown in Figure 4 of the patent drawing.

Manufacturer Carlton Corporation
Location of Manufacture Manchester, Connecticut
Date of Manufacture 1940
Cover Catalin (Bakelite) Plastic cover with stamped, painted steel crown.
Mechanism Stamped Steel
Bells Brass
Height 43 inches
Width 7 1/4 inches
Depth 2 inches
Notes ElectraChime Collection. Mechanism and crown repainted. Bells original.

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