Rittenhouse Tulip Model 285


Rittenhouse Tulip Resonator Door Chime Model 285

Rittenhouse Tulip
~1949

This Rittenhouse Tulip chime is painted with a stenciled floral design. The Tulip had the lowest price point of any resonator chime at the time. It was also one of the last metal covers in the Rittenhouse line.

A 1949 Rittenhouse price list describes the chime:

A gay new chime… Authentic, colorful Pennsylvania Dutch design… sounds two melodious notes for the front door, a single-note for the rear door. Easily installed on regular doorbell wiring and transformer. Available with ivory, red, or green tubes; face of chime is ivory embellished with yellow, green and red design.

Red resonators, as shown in this example seem to have been most common.

Manufacturer The Rittenhouse Company, Inc.
Location of Manufacture Honeyoye Falls, N.Y.
Date of Manufacture ~1949
Cover Red, green and ivory painted steel.
Mechanism Stamped steel
Tone bars Painted steel
Resonators Red painted steel.
Height 7 1/8 inches
Width 6 3/4 inches
Depth 2 inches
Notes ElectraChime Collection. Original condition.


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