Rittenhouse Resonator 265

Rittenhouse Resonator 265 This Rittenhouse Resonator chime may have been made by Rittenhouse for their Cleartone economy brand or as a private labeled product for a retailer. The cover is not branded with Rittenhouse although the mechanism is so marked. … Continue reading

1957 Blue Resonator

1957 Blue Resonator This chime dates to June of 1957. Although there are no maker’s marks, it is purported to be marketed by Madison. The inspection mark is identical to those found on Edwards chimes of the 1950s and the … Continue reading

Carltone Single Note Resonator Door Chime

Carltone Single Note Resonator Door Chime with Catalin Shield This door chime was manufactured by the Carlton Manufacturing Company of Manchester, Connecticut and is most likely a design by Carlton L. McMullen of Hartford, Connecticut. This chime has a unique … Continue reading

Carltone Catalin Resonator Door Chime

Carltone Resonator Door Chime with Catalin Cover This door chime was manufactured by the Carlton Manufacturing Company of Manchester, Connecticut. Carltone was almost certainly named for Carlton L. McMullen of Hartford, Connecticut who was granted a United States Design Patent … Continue reading

Mell-O-Tone Model E

Mell-O-Tone Model E The Mell-O-Tone Model E door chime features a concealed solenoid unit to provide a more streamlined aesthetic. Installation required a two and one half inch diameter and three inch deep recess in the wall for the electrical … 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