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Rittenhouse Utility 225

Rittenhouse Utility 225

Rittenhouse Utility Model 225 Compact Door Chime 1948

Rittenhouse Utility ~1948

The Rittenhouse Utility Model 225 was the entry level door chime starting in 1948. Although I can not attribute this to a particular designer, the crossed arrows emblem was introduced by Norman Bel Geddes for Rittenhouse.The Utility was available with a white and silver or ivory and gold finish (shown here).

The Utility was described in a late 1940s catalog:

Utility Model Compact, inexpensive chime for use wherever space is limited. Well suited for use in offices, stores and other places where a general utility signal is required. Also suitable for small homes and apartments. Sounds two notes for the front door and a single-note for the rear. Operates on standard 10 volt transformer. Available in either white and silver or ivory and gold finishes.

3 thoughts on “Rittenhouse Utility 225”

  1. I have a rittenhouse door bell model 225. Also hand stamped model 236 on inside.
    Are these available in original style? Or parts transformer buzzes.
    thanks, Terry

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