Sanyo Fan 8

Sanyo Fan 8 Transitor Chime The Sanyo Fan 8 door chime from Japan is a unique musical door chime that employs a combination of mechanical and electronic technologies. When activated by the push of a button, a cylinder rotates causing … Continue reading

Friedland Seville

V.&E. Friedland Seville Model 301 The Friedland Seville is a minimally designed later mid-century compact door chime. The chime was described in the 1977 Friedland catalog: 301 Seville Bright orange disc ‘floats’ on a matt black plaque giving the chime … Continue reading

NuTone NU-195 Compact

NuTone NU-195 Drape NuTone’s early bar-chime models extended the “Drape” ornamentation employed on Resonator and Long Bell Door Chimes to a compact two-note model. From the 1941 Catalog: Bar Chime Models Decorative grille top and bottom—separately tuned resonators for each … Continue reading

NuTone C Series

NuTone Model “C” Tubular Door Chime This door chime is among NuTone’s first long bell door chimes. The “C” series cover features stamped circles of decreasing diameter arranged along a center axis with a lyre ornament in the smallest. The … Continue reading

Morphy Richards Salisbury 1964

Morphy Richards Salisbury Door Chime 1964 This mid-century chime has clean lines,a pearlescent painted cover and a simple brass crown ornament. Manufactured by Morphy-Richards in England, the Salisbury is described Ina 1964 pocket catalog: SALISBURY The lacquered brass tubes produce … Continue reading

Morphy Richards Clydon T.U. 100

Morphy Richards Clydon Chime Morphy-Richards is a leading marketer of appliances in the the UK best known for electric kettles, blankets and light-weight clothes irons. In the 1950s Morphy-Richards marketed the Clydon Line of door chimes including the T.U.100 long … Continue reading

Friedland York 1975

Friedland York Model Tubular Doorbell Model C963 Circa 1975 This petite Long Bell Door Chime features unusual square bells. This chime was imported from England by General Electric for the US market in a partnership with V. & E. Friedland. … Continue reading