NuTone Budget Chime

NuTone Budget Resonator Chime This early NuTone Chime has a build quality that belies it’s “Budget” designation. Although likely one of the least expensive chimes then in the line, it still features resonator tubes, an elegant embossed emblem and an … Continue reading

NuTone NU-195 Compact

NuTone NU-195 Drape NuTone’s early bar-chime models extended the “Drape” ornamentation employed on Resonator and Long Bell Door Chimes to a compact two-note model. From the 1941 Catalog: Bar Chime Models Decorative grille top and bottom—separately tuned resonators for each … Continue reading

NuTone Futura L16

NuTone Futura L16 (Harmony) Upon introduction in 1958, this iteration of the NuTone L16 was known as the Harmony. but by 1961 the name was changed to Futura. The Futura would remain in the NuTone catalog until at least 1970. … Continue reading

NuTone Chord Tone

NuTone Chord Tone L-30 L-30 “Chord Tone” Desert Sand cover. Smart Grille pattern. Gold flecked grille cloth. 2 chords front door, 2 notes rear door. NuTone’s home town paper, the Cincinnati Enquirer, spoke in superlatives upon the introduction of the … Continue reading

NuTone V-Tone K17

NuTone V-Tone K17 Door Chime The NuTone V-17 door chime mimics automotive styling that accompanied the widespread adoption of V-8 engines by automobile manufacturers in the 1950s. Other consumer goods adopted similar styling and the V-Tones resemblance to a radio … Continue reading

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