Edwards Claridge

Edwards Claridge Model C-50, C-51 The Edwards Claridge was descibed in their 1956 Catalog: THE TASTEFULLY MODERN CLARIDGE Now you can have the luxury of the fabled Westminster melody in a modern walnut cabinet. Available with or without Telechron motored … Continue reading

V. & E. Friedland Maestro

V.&E. Friedland – General Electric Maestro Door Chime with Vibrato Resonance The Friedland-General Electric Maestro door chime plays an eight-note Westminster sequence with a “Vibrato Resonance” feature unique to this chime. The styling is a tasteful later mid-century treatment. The … Continue reading

Rittenhouse Williamsburg

Rittenhouse Williamsburg Model 630, 631,632,633 and C8633 The Williamsburg succeeded the Concord as the flagship clock-chime from Rittenhouse in 1955. While the Concord was relatively short-lived, the Williamsburg proved far more successful and continued as a top of the line … Continue reading

Edwards Cantebury

Edwards Canterbury Clock Door Chime The Canterbury was Edwards top of the line chime in the mid 1950s. Described as follows in a 1956 Catalog: THE FABULOUS CANTERBURY. Here is the outstanding chime among the door chimes. A beautiful rubbed … Continue reading

Pryanco Peacock Model 303

Pryanco Peacock 303 with Model 303 Mechanism This Pryanco Model 303 with a Peacock Cover dates to the earliest days of musical long-bell door chimes. The 303 mechanism employed here plays the Westminster Peal on three tubes. While not possible … Continue reading

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 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