American Art Metal Tubular Doorbell Circa 1934

American Art Metal Tubular Doorbell #101 Circa 1934


American Art Metal No. 101. 1934

This chime was manufactured by American Art Metal Company of San Francisco, California.This tubular door chime has a copyright date of 1934 making this one of the earliest tubular door chimes in the Doorbell Museum collection after the single note TeleChime Call Boy.

This chime is of heavy duty construction and has a voltage requirement of 24 volts like other early door chimes.

The Model 101 was the top of the line from American Art Metal and features a unique decorative grill suspended from an engraved center tube. The grill protects the two bells.

This example was acquired by a collector approximately forty years ago from an antique shop on Valencia Street in San Francisco. The chime had hung silently for several decades until the owner generously made it available to the Doorbell Museum.

 

ManufacturerAmerican Art Metal
Location of ManufacturerSan Francisco, California
Date of Manufacture1934
MaterialsPainted Cast Bronze Case
Dimensions10 inches wide, 32 inches tall, 2 3/4 inches deep