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Vintage Appliances / Re: Long Tube Door Chimes
« Last post by Pat_L on Yesterday at 08:34:50 PM »
The church we attended when I was a child had Deagan chimes.  They were controlled at the church organ.  Hadn't read nor heard the the name in around 50 years.
They were a large producer of church chimes, and also made marimbas, xylophones, and other musical instruments.  They even made the three note chime bell that NBC used to play on radio and TV.
http://www.nbcchimes.info/dnbc.php
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Vintage Appliances / Re: Long Tube Door Chimes
« Last post by Pat_L on Yesterday at 08:19:49 PM »
That is cool.  Can you post a movie of it in action?
KC,
I haven't powered it up yet.  I'll try to get motivated to do that soon.  It was found on eBay 3-4 years ago, so you can see that I don't move very fast.
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Vintage Appliances / Re: Long Tube Door Chimes
« Last post by Kid Clock on Yesterday at 06:46:36 PM »
That is cool.  Can you post a movie of it in action?
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Vintage Appliances / Re: Long Tube Door Chimes
« Last post by 19and41 on February 20, 2019, 09:48:45 PM »
The church we attended when I was a child had Deagan chimes.  They were controlled at the church organ.  Hadn't read nor heard the the name in around 50 years.
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Vintage Appliances / Re: Long Tube Door Chimes
« Last post by Pat_L on February 20, 2019, 03:49:01 PM »
And attached here is the patent.

And here is a link to the Eureka-Modern page showing a similar mechanism:
http://www.eurekamodern.com/vintage_door_chimes_buried_treasure.htm

And here is a link to the Knock Doorbell page that is describing the same Eureka-Modern chime, but in a different way:
http://www.knockdoorbells.com/history_lostandfound.htm
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Vintage Appliances / Long Tube Door Chimes
« Last post by Pat_L on February 20, 2019, 03:41:37 PM »
I've got a few of them, and like the ones made by Nutone most of all, partly because they use Telechron motors.  Some others also use Telechron motors, like some made by Rittenhouse.  But this one seems pretty interesting because they used not just the Telechron motor, but the whole clock, which happens to be a 7F57, just slightly modified for use here.

It has the most heavy-duty chime mechanism that I've seen, with an industrial-looking 110 volt motor with gearbox to drive the chime camshaft.  I think it could have been done more simply with a Telechron B3 motor, or a type C motor if more power was needed.

The patent that covers this chime was awarded to F. B. Little of Chicago.  He received other patents that he assigned to Deagan Chime Co., but this patent isn't assigned to any company, so it's unclear whether it was made by Deagan or not.  A similar unit was shown on the Eureka-Modern website a few years back, and later on the Knock Doorbell website that is operated by the same person.  The Eureka-Modern/Knock Doorbell chime included chime tubes marked "Deagan".  That doesn't prove that they also made the complete chime unit, but they may have.  Mine didn't come with tubes, so I'm going to substitute Herschede tubes with the same tuning.

Attached are a few pictures.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: White CH203 Kitchenguide
« Last post by Larry on February 18, 2019, 07:43:05 AM »
Dial looks perfect.   You're right, that's a pretty rare clock.  To be honest, I've never been a fan of white clocks.  I just think the ivory dial ends up looking "dirty" compared to the glaring white of the case.

The dial looks much better in the picture than it does in person,  It is quite a bit darker than it was when it left the factory, but I couldn't resist the opportunity of buying a white Kitchenguide.  I do agree about white clocks.  The case on this one is just about flawless.  My earlier green Kitcheguide has some chips on its case.

Larry
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Luminous Norse?
« Last post by Pappy on February 18, 2019, 07:14:25 AM »
Frankenclock?
  So somebody stuffed one of the rarest 1941 GE alarm clocks into one of the other rarest 1941 GE alarm clocks?  Hhhmmmm.... You might be right...   <:[  Now I need to find ANOTHER one for proof it's real!   ^@`
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: White CH203 Kitchenguide
« Last post by Pappy on February 18, 2019, 07:12:20 AM »
Dial looks perfect.   You're right, that's a pretty rare clock.  To be honest, I've never been a fan of white clocks.  I just think the ivory dial ends up looking "dirty" compared to the glaring white of the case.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / White CH203 Kitchenguide
« Last post by Larry on February 17, 2019, 02:56:13 PM »
I just reassembled the white CH203 Kitchenguide that I bought several weeks ago: ebay link.  I paid $22 plus shipping.  The dial, unfortunately, was badly coated with cooking grease.  I managed to clean off some of it, but the dial was left discolored and speckled.  The rest of the parts are in very good condition.  It seems that this model doesn't appear in white very often.

Larry

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