Sears Commodity Door Chime Model 34-1449
In the 1970s, efforts to drive down costs and simplify the home, doorbells were fading into the walls. Doorbells were becoming commodities.
Finished in a white, Mediteranean Revival style case with a gold foil band, this chime still had a bit of style. Later “commodity” or “white-box” door chimes, would dispense with just about all ornamentation entirely.
|Manufacturer||Sears. Rittenhouse was likely OEM Manufacturer|
|Location of Manufacturer||Honeyoye Falls, New York|
|Date of Manufacture||Approximately 1975|
|Materials||Molded and gold foil plastic case. Plastic base. Iron tone bars.|
|Dimensions||7 1/8 inches wide, 4 inches tall, 2 inches deep|