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

Progress Mid-Century Clock-Chime

  Progress Mid-Century Recessed Clock-Chime The Progress E-14 recessed clock-chime represents a transitional period in door chimes. The mid-century-modern aesthetic relied heavily on built-in appliances and the more mundane home necessities were often hidden. In this example, an atomic style … Continue reading

Thermo-Tone

Worthington Elecrtonics Products Thermo-Tone Model TT-1 This unique vintage doorbell chime combined an on-board buzzer that would alert residents of visitors and warn of a potential hazard in the home. All in iconic Mid Century Modern Style. The Thermo-Tone doorbell … Continue reading

V. & E. Friedland Maestro

V.&E. Friedland – General Electric Maestro Door Chime with Vibrato Resonance The Friedland-General Electric Maestro door chime plays an eight-note Westminster sequence with a “Vibrato Resonance” feature unique to this chime. The styling is a tasteful later mid-century treatment. The … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Precedent

Rittenhouse Precedent Model 575 This innovative chime is an exercise in mid-century minimalism. ┬áThis chime was made possible by the then newly-developed Rittenhouse Master Model Controller which could be located discreetly and remotely from the chime. This allowed the designer, … 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