Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oh, I forgot I bought a new......

.......doorbell.

Over the past few years I have purchased ALOT of items for the house and stored them in one of the upstairs bedrooms.  I sometimes forget what I have until something reminds me, like the old doorbell chimes did when I was scraping paint.
The current doorbell has seen better days.  It works but doesn't sound right and the plastic cover is cracked and covered in paint.

Several years ago, I found a seller on eBay who sold NOS long tube door bell chimes.  They sound so much better than just a ding dong or the single note doorbells that sound like grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

The doorbell that I purchased is a 3 long tube chime by ElectraChime.  I can't remember exactly which one but I think it was similar to the slats chime.

Click here to hear what a three tube door bell chime.

In other news.......it's still very cold outside, snow is in the forecast AGAIN, and I am still scraping paint.




5 comments:

baby sister said...

Weird thing (I think), our house doesn't have a doorbell and it was built in 1947. I would have thought that came standard.

dynochick (Jan) said...

I actually think our is the three note long tube doorbell. It goes ding dong ding.....LOL

I almost bought a really cool vintage all brass short 3 tube doorbell on eBay last week. I think it went for like 30 bucks.

Have you entered your kitchen redo into any contests? I think your kitchen looks fabulous.

Chime in said...

Hello, Robert from ElectraChime

I believe you may be referring to the Kensington Chimes from Rittenhouse if it was new old stock. We still have a few of those left.

We also manufacture a variety of period authentic and contemporary style long bell door chimes available with either two, or three long bells with your choice of satin brass or nickel-plated brass bells.

Thanks for the mention!

dynochick (Jan) said...

Hello Robert....

I can't wait to install the new doorbell. I'm really fighting the urge to do it now but I know it would be best to wait until the painting is completed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jan

Chime in said...

Yes, do paint first.

Give me a call if you have any questions when you install.

Robert