Mystery Musical Door Chime

Mystery Musical Door Chime with Unique Mechanism. At first glance, this vintage doorbell is rather unremarkable. However, when you look at the mechanism, there is a sequencer unit underneath a metal dust cover. Underneath that housing is a unique sequencer … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Sentinel

Rittenhouse Sentinel Model 365 The Sentinel leveraged the design work of Norman Bel Geddes for the 2nd Generation Beverly Musical Chime. Described in a 1950s Rittenhouse Catalog: The Sentinel  – High style and performance at a moderate price. This model is available either with … Continue reading

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

Music Box Westminster Chime

A Wind-up Westminster Door Chime This is a wind-up door chime that plays a Westminster Melody on a music box mechanism when the doorbell button is pushed. The music box mechanism was manufactured by Gueissaz-Jaccaro in Switzerland. The Hop-A-Tune Westminster … Continue reading

Music Box Westminster Chime

A Wind-up Westminster Door Chime This is a wind-up door chime that plays a Westminster Melody on a music box mechanism when the doorbell button is pushed. The music box mechanism was manufactured by Gueissaz-Jaccaro in Switzerland. The Hop-A-Tune Westminster … Continue reading

Edwards Claridge

Edwards Claridge Model C-50, C-51 The Edwards Claridge was descibed in their 1956 Catalog: THE TASTEFULLY MODERN CLARIDGE Now you can have the luxury of the fabled Westminster melody in a modern walnut cabinet. Available with or without Telechron motored … 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