Rittenhouse Kitchen Beauty Clock Chime
The Kitchen Beauty Clock-Chime from Rittenhouse was a partnership with the Sessions Clock Company. The clock face is co-branded. The clock was most likely designed by Sessions and Rittenhouse later adapted a resonator chime to fit the space around the mechanism.
The Kitchen Beauty chime operates on 10 volts from a transformer while the clockworks require 110 volt house current furnished through a standard two-prong plug and cord.
The Kitchen Beauty was described in a 1952 Trade Catalog:
Combination Door Chime and Kitchen Clock in one compact Unit. This model combines a self-starting Sessions electric clock with a melodious 2-note chime for front door signal. A single note is also available for the rear door. Clock operates on 110 volts AC; chime on 10-volt doorbell transformer. One-piece, easy-to-clean, attractive plastic housing. In White, Red, Green or Yellow. An ideal gift item.
|Manufacturer||The Rittenhouse Company, Inc.|
|Location of Manufacture||Honeoye Falls, New York.|
|Date of Manufacture||~1952|
|Tone bars||Painted steel|
|Height||7 1/4 inches|
|Width||7 1/2 inches|
|Depth||2 3/8 inches|
|Notes||ElectraChime Collection. Original condition. Reproduction Label on back.|