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Rittenhouse Chime-Time

Rittenhouse Mid-Century Clock Doorbell

Rittenhouse Mid-Century Doorbell with clock 1965

Rittenhouse Mid-Century Doorbell with clock 1965

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 as follows:

It’s a door chime—it’s clock. Nicely styled and ideal for living room, den or kitchen. Furnished with a wall box and is equally attractive recessed or mounted on wall surface. Two note front door, one note rear door. Clock and chime operate from 16 volt transformer. Rittenhouse No. 30 recommended. Finished in copper and black or copper and white. 9 1/4 inches in diameter.

This chime may have been an earlier or later model, as the white on white option is not listed. The Chime-Time apparently was short-lived as it did not appear in the 1966 Emerson Rittenhouse catalog.

ManufacturerRittenhouse with Telethcron Clock Motor.
Location of ManufacturerHoneyoye Falls, New York
Date of Manufacture1960
MaterialsCover: Styrene Plastic Chapter Ring with perforated steel cover. =
Mounting box: Painted Steel.
Clockworks: Telechron self-starting motor.
Dimensions/specifications9 1/4 inches in diameter, three 1/2 inches deep including mounting box.
DetailsElectraChime Collection.