Vintage, 1950's, 1960's, Retro, Atomic, Mid Century Modern. NuTone Futura L16 Door Chime / Door Bell. Box is a little damaged but doorbell is not. Including original screws and instructions! Also includes NuTone Chime Transformer Style 101 - OB 16 volts 10 watts in original box.
Also includes NuTone Jewel Pushbutton Bell. In original box with instructions and original mounting screws! BELOW IS WHAT I FOUND ABOUT THIS DOORBELL. Upon introduction in 1958, this iteration of the NuTone.
L16 was known as the Harmony. But by 1961 the name was changed to Futura.The Futura would remain in the NuTone catalog until at least 1970. In 1958, the chime was described as follows.
L-16 Harmony Plastic cover, Ivory and Gold or White and Silver. Two notes front door, one note rear door. Was used by several other manufacturers including previous models from NuTone.
NuTone probably changed the name to avoid confusion in the marketplace. Or, perhaps the name was changed to Futura because it better reflected the mid-century aesthetic.Styrene plastic with brass details. Unused original condition in original box. The item "1950's VTG NuTone Door Chime Bell Futura NEW IN BOX Complete + MORE Mid Century" is in sale since Sunday, September 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Improvement\Building & Hardware\Doors & Door Hardware\Doorbells". The seller is "huntattic" and is located in Bergen, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.