Rittenhouse Concord Model 612

Rittenhouse Concord with Model 612 Mechanism The Rittenhouse Concord was a musical doorbell chime clock styled for a mid-century aesthetic. Marketed from approximately 1954 to 1957, the Concord was relatively short-lived. The Concord was succeeded by the Rittenhouse Trent. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Dorset

Rittenhouse Dorset Model 312 The Rittenhouse Dorset was a successful post-war resonator door chime. This door chime was designed for Rittenhouse by Norman Bel Geddes. Described in the Rittenhouse Catalog: Norman Bel Geddes has created a sure-to-be popular favorite in … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Lyric

Rittenhouse Sheraton and Lyric III Tubular Door Chime Models 318 The Rittenhouse Sheraton, designed by Norman Bel Geddes, became one of the most successful post-war long bell door chimes. The basic chime design was marketed first as the Sheraton and … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Trent

Rittenhouse Trent The Rittenhouse Trent is a Mid-Century Westminster door chime designed by Jean Otis Reinecke (1909-1987) and introduced in 1956. Reinecke is best known for cutting edge designs for a variety of products including Toastmaster toasters and the ubiquitous … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Beverly-1972

Rittenhouse “Traditional” Beverly Door Chime Model C8536 circa 1972 This is perhaps the most successful of the Rittenhouse Beverly models. The chime shares a cover with the 1972 Fairfax The cover shows distinct Mediterranean Revival style, and in fact was … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Chime-Time

Rittenhouse Mid-Century Clock Doorbell This space age offering from Rittenhouse packs is a door chime and clock with a most appropriate name. A space-age design with the lines of a flying saucer or satelite. Described in a 1960 hardware catalog … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Windsor

Rittenhouse Windsor Doorbell Chime The Rittenhouse Windsor dates to the early 1940s and features a vertical brass wheat-shaped medallion common to other Rittenhouse chimes of the period. The design is attributed to Norman Bel Geddes. Unique to this chime is a relatively … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Fairfax-1972

Rittenhouse Fairfax Door Chime Model C8383 circa 1972 This second generation Fairfax cover shows distinct Mediterranean style popular in the early 1970s. Like the previous generation Fairfax it features styrene cover, now with a convincing simulated walnut wood grain, and … Continue reading