NuTone C Series

NuTone Model “C” Tubular Door Chime This door chime is among NuTone’s first long bell door chimes. The “C” series cover features stamped circles of decreasing diameter arranged along a center axis with a lyre ornament in the smallest. The … Continue reading

NuTone Drape

NuTone Classic Tubular Door Chime with Machined Anvils The NuTone Classic Style D-495 Long Bell Door Chime featured a metal cover with a drape ornament. The Classic was available in ivory or bronze with a brass-finished ornament. The cover had … Continue reading

NuTone K13 Modern 1955

NuTone Modern K13 1955 A reversible color plate distinguishes this Compact NuTone Door Chime. The instructions for this 1955 example describe the reversible grill plate as “Canary Yellow” on one side and “Chinese Red” on the other. The box label … Continue reading

NuTone Heirloom L34

NuTone Model L34 Heirloom Tubular Door Chime 1970 Nineteen-Seventies home decor brought earth-tone appliances, bright, wet-look bean bag chairs and this French Provincial styled NuTone “Heirloom” Door Chime. This popular model became NuTone’s flagship door chime when introduced in 1970. Described in … Continue reading

Nutone K-27 Regal 1950

NuTone K2-27 Regal Tubular Door Chime 1950 The NuTone Regal K-27 of 1950 was a brief iteration of the Regal name and catalog number. The previous iteration featured the same shield with a streamlined, ivory painted steel cover. Later generation Regals … Continue reading

Nutone Continental

Nutone Continental Model K33 with Aluminum Cover This iteration of the Nutone K-33 Continental appeared in few NuTone catalogs, although there is one illustration in the 1962 catalog. The cover is cast aluminum, an unusual material for NuTone. Available with … Continue reading

Nutone Skyline

Nutone Skyline K-14 Door Chime incorporates resonators in cover Resonator chambers incorporated into the design of this door chime distinguish the NuTone K-14 Skyline.  While many chimes imitated tubular bells with exposed  resonator chambers and many others hid the resonator … Continue reading

Nutone Streamliner

Nutone Streamliner This is a NuTone Streamliner Catalog number AA-395. The Streamline Moderne movement was inspired by trains and airplanes and automobiles of the day which incorporated reduced air resistance in their design. Wind velocity is of only minor importance … Continue reading