Friedland York 1991 Minimalist Tubular Door Chime
Simplicity defines this petite two-bell tubular chime which was manufactured by V.E. Friedland in approximately 1991. This chime rings “ding-dong” for the front door with no facility for a single door. This was obtained from England.
The only markings are warnings against oiling the solenoid:
* Nicht Oilen
* Do Not Oil
* Na Pas Huiler
This may have been made in West Germany since that is the language of the first stacked warning.
This chime has filament bell suspension loops similar to the Friedland York Chime C963. Unlike the York, this chime features two parallel tines directly below the molded nubs from which the bells hang. This “filament stabilizer” presumably prevents the bells from either from the strike or from drafts within the home.
Manufacturer V.&E. Friedland Ltd. Imported to US by General Electric Corporation Location of Manufacture Stockport, England Date of Manufacture ~1991 Cover Styrene Plastic Mechanism Molded Styrene Plastic Tubes Brass Height 27 1/2 inches Width 6 7/8 inches Depth 1 3/4 inches Notes ElectraChime Collection. Original Condition.