NuTone L36 Elite Clock-Chime

NuTone L36 Elite “Built-In” Clock-Chime The L36 Elite was introduced in 1958 as NuTone’s first recessed clock-chime. The anodized aluminum clock face featured a series of 48 holes with four between each red and/or black five minute divisions. These holes … Continue reading

NuTone Weatherman

NuTone Weatherman This resonator chime from NuTone features a thermometer and hygrometer. The instruments were manufactured by Airguide of Chicago, although the only branding on the dial is “NuTone”. Clocks were more commonly combined with door chimes, however this is … Continue reading

NuTone K32 Continental 1948

NuTone K32 Continetal 1948 The NuTone K32 Continental was one of NuTone’s first postwar chimes made out of one of the new plastic materials. Introduced in 1948, the K32 proved to be quite popular. The cover is made of styrene … Continue reading

NuTone C Series

NuTone Model “C” Tubular Door Chime This door chime is among NuTone’s first long bell door chimes. The “C” series cover features stamped circles of decreasing diameter arranged along a center axis with a lyre ornament in the smallest. The … Continue reading

NuTone Drape

NuTone Classic Tubular Door Chime with Machined Anvils The NuTone Classic Style D-495 Long Bell Door Chime featured a metal cover with a drape ornament. The Classic was available in ivory or bronze with a brass-finished ornament. The cover had … Continue reading

NuTone K13 Modern 1955

NuTone Modern K13 1955 A reversible color plate distinguishes this Compact NuTone Door Chime. The instructions for this 1955 example describe the reversible grill plate as “Canary Yellow” on one side and “Chinese Red” on the other. The box label … Continue reading

NuTone Heirloom L34

NuTone Model L34 Heirloom Tubular Door Chime 1970 Nineteen-Seventies home decor brought earth-tone appliances, bright, wet-look bean bag chairs and this French Provincial styled NuTone “Heirloom” Door Chime. This popular model became NuTone’s flagship door chime when introduced in 1970. Described in … Continue reading