Rittenhouse Resonator 265


Rittenhouse 265 Resonator Door Chime

Rittenhouse 265 Resonator ~1955

This Rittenhouse Resonator chime may have been made by Rittenhouse for their Cleartone economy brand or as a private labeled product for a retailer. The cover is not branded with Rittenhouse although the mechanism is so marked.

Unlike most other Rittenhouse products where the tone bars were embedded in the resonators, this chime has external resonators. The resonators are plated steel instead of solid brass adding more evidence this chime was probably manufactured to meet an economy price point. Still, this chime is a quality product and features the Rittenhouse Floating Percussion solenoid unit.

Manufacturer The Rittenhouse Company, Inc.
Location of Manufacture Honeyoye Falls, N.Y.
Date of Manufacture ~1955
Cover Ivory Finished stamped steel cover
Mechanism Stamped Steel
Resonators Brass plated steel
Tone bars Painted Steel
Height 9 inches
Width 7 inches
Depth 2 inches
Notes Original Condition. Sold to home owner in New Orleans.


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