Ironcore Fiesta Door Chime

This chime rocks. Well if ever there was a rock and roll chime, this chime from down under is it. The metal screen looks like a speaker and the the diagonal script Fiesta logo would be right at home on a vintage guitar.

This chime is well made and features a single solenoid controlled with a variable resistor and a separate circuit to ring a single note for the secondary (back) door. This arrangement was common on many early door chimes although it had been largely abandoned by many manufacturers post war. The instructions for this chime describe the rear door adjustment as follows:

If “back door” bell press is used, adjust the moving arm between terminals 2 and 3 to get a single note from one tube only, so distinguishing back door from front door. (Double note).

ManufacturerIroncore Transformers PTY. LTD
Location of ManufacturerMelbourne, Australia
Date of ManufactureApproximately 1963
MaterialsCopper anodized aluminum, painted steel, copper.
Dimensions7 inches wide, 7 inches tall, 2 1/2 inches deep
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Perhaps the designers of the Fiesta Door Chime were inspired by this early 1960s guitar amp from Fender.  Fiesta logo shares a similar type face with the Fender logo.