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.

Manufacturer The Rittenhouse Company, Inc.
Location of Manufacture Honeoye Falls
Date of Manufacture ~1948
Cover Painted stamped steel with painted stamped aluminum emblem
Mechanism Stamped steel
Tone bars Painted steel
Height 4 inches
Width 7 inches
Depth 2 1/8 inches
Notes ElectraChime Collection. Original Condition.

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