Miami Carey 560

Miami Carey 560 This Miami-Carey Resonator has styling reminiscent of the “Outer Space” aesthetic popularized by the George Lucas Star Wars film (1977) and the ABC Television Battlestar Gallactaca series (1978). Responding to fashion, manufacturers rushed products featuring brushed aluminum … Continue reading

Miami Carey Festival

Miami Carey Festival Westminster Doorbell Chime Model M-226 The Miami Carey Festival M-226 Door Chime plays a four note Westminster sequence on tone bars using a motorized mechanism. Described in the catalog as: Festival—Model M-226 Fruitwood cover with white trim. … Continue reading

Miami-Carey Mid Century

Miami-Carey Mid-Century Serenade Tubular Door Chime Model M-228 This Mid-Century door chime is from the Troubador Line from Miami-Carey known as the Serenade. The style mimics high fidelity stereo cabinets of the era, similar to contemporary chimes from Rittenhouse and … Continue reading

Edwards Cantebury

Edwards Canterbury Clock Door Chime The Canterbury was Edwards top of the line chime in the mid 1950s. Described as follows in a 1956 Catalog: THE FABULOUS CANTERBURY. Here is the outstanding chime among the door chimes. A beautiful rubbed … Continue reading

LIberty Aquatic

Liberty Brass and Syroco Wood Long-Bell Door Chime Following an acrimonious ten week factory strike in 1954 Liberty Bell Manufacturing closed shop in Minerva, Ohio in 1956, in favor of Swainsboro, Georgia. As early as 1954, Liberty Manufacturing had taken … Continue reading

1957 “Chevrolet” Door Chime

1957 “Chevrolet” Color Door Chime This chime features a striking two-tone color scheme popular on 1950s automobiles. This chime’s paint is a close match for Larkspur Blue found on 1957 Chevrolets including the Corvette. Under the “hood” is an equally interesting repeating chime. … Continue reading

Doorbell Terminology

door· bell noun \ˈdȯr-ˌbel\ : a bell or set of chimes to be rung usually by a push button at an outer door Doorbell, door bell or door chime? Is it a “doorbell” or a “door bell”? and how exactly … Continue reading