Art Deco Sunburst

Art Deco Sunburst Unknown Maker This art deco chime was found in neglected condition in a 1930s Tucson, Arizona home. Sadly, the mechanism suffered some misfortune leaving it in need of a complete rebuild. The paint slop was removed from … Continue reading

Art Deco Urn

Art Deco Urn 1938 Presumed to be by Pryanco This restored chime is original to an Oakland, California house constructed in 1938. The maker is presumed to be  Pryanco since the mechanism is of near identical construction as other Pryanco two-note … Continue reading

Cam-Driven Westminster Door Chime 1936

Cam-Driven Westminster Door Chime 1936 This chime features the same unique cam-driven strike scheme patented by Edwin G. Anderson of San Diego, California in 1934. This chime is presumed to be a derivative of the earlier chime since many features … Continue reading

C.Vincent Mell-O-Chime Tubular Doorbell

C. Vincent Mell-o-Chime The C. Vincent Mell-O-Chime features a medievel style. This chime is as found, although the cover most likely sported a two tone bronze and brass painted finish. Marked “Mell-O-Chime” and “Mfg. by C.Vincent Alameda” This chime is … Continue reading

Harmony “Mayflower”

Harmony “Mayflower” Door Chime This chime is from the Harmony Manufacturing Company of Los Angeles, another California company. This early door chime has a prominent ceramic emblem that looks like the Mayflower of Plymouth Rock fame. The strikers have leather … Continue reading

Alhambra Model 199

Alhambra Model 199 Tubular Door Chime Alhambra was another California manufacturer of door chimes with factory and office in San Gabriel California. Alhambra is verified to have been producing long bell door chimes as early as 1935. This model 199 … Continue reading

Maas Tubular Door Chime

Maas Vintage Tubular Doorbell Circa 1935 This chime was manufactured by Maas in Southern California. The Maas-Rowe company of San Diego, California continues to this day manufacturing Carillons for bell towers and Cathedral Chimes, primarily aimed at the Church market. … Continue reading

Pryanco Model 302

Pryanco Model with Cast Aluminum Cover Model 302 This Pryanco 2-tube door chime features an elegant cast aluminum cover. After a remodel, all that remained was the original cover and an empty door chime niche in Southern California where this … Continue reading