Ritttenhouse Fairfax 1959

Rittenhouse Fairfax 1959 This iteration of the Rittenhouse Fairfax was offered for a short time beginning in 1959. Described in a 1959 catalog entry as: A Traditional design that complements any period. Eggshell finish with gold-flecked brown front panel; gold … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Fairfax-1972

Rittenhouse Fairfax Door Chime Model C8383 circa 1972 This second generation Fairfax cover shows distinct Mediterranean style popular in the early 1970s. Like the previous generation Fairfax it features styrene cover, now with a convincing simulated walnut wood grain, and … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Fairfax – 1966

Rittenhouse Fairfax Door Chime Model C8381-2 The Rittenhouse Fairfax C8381-2 is a two-note long bell tubular door chime with a stereo-like look complete with speaker cloth. Described in the 1966 Rittenhouse catalog as: FAIRFAX (formerly 381/382) Attractive new design in … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Lyric

Rittenhouse Sheraton and Lyric III Tubular Door Chime Models 318 The Rittenhouse Sheraton, designed by Norman Bel Geddes, became one of the most successful post-war long bell door chimes. The basic chime design was marketed first as the Sheraton and … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Beverly-1972

Rittenhouse “Traditional” Beverly Door Chime Model C8536 circa 1972 This is perhaps the most successful of the Rittenhouse Beverly models. The chime shares a cover with the 1972 Fairfax The cover shows distinct Mediterranean Revival style, and in fact was … Continue reading