1940's JC Deagan Dinner Chimes Model 206 w/Box, Mallet & Book, VG Cond. This listing is for a vintage JC Deagan Dinner Chime, Model 206 in Bronze. The 4-tone plate chime set is in very good condition with only minor wear from storage and very light use.
Complete with the original box, mallet and instruction booklet, the Deagan Musical Dinner Chime looks and sounds wonderful. Rarely does such a fine example come to market. Circa 1940's, the Deagan Dinner chime was manufactured in Chicago to the highest standards. Famous for the'NBC' Television tone and used frequently in railroad dinning cars and ocean liners as a call to meals, these portable chimes were all the rage. The four unmarked tubes and steel chime plates are tuned in ascending order to the notes G, C, E, and G.
The two G notes are an octave apart, and the C was one octave above Middle C. The largest tubes measures about 12 3/8" long and the shortest tubes is about 4 ½". There is a spot of missing paint on the end cap of one tube as shown in the photos. There are also a few spots of missing paint on the edge of the tubes.The gold-colored plates have some light staining, most likely due to the mallet sitting on the plates for an extended period of time. The 8 dinner chime mallet, Model 405, has a felt-flocked rubber head and wooden handle and is in good condition although probably not as soft as it once was. The box is yellowed with some foxing and staining but it is in surprisingly good condition for its age. The Instruction Booklet is a gem!
Classics such as "Taps", "Retreat", "Reville", "To the Colors", "Company Right Wheel", "To Horse", "Boots & Saddles", and many more! With only minor spotting and staining, the booklet is in very good condition. Deagan Dinner Chimes are found on the finest trains, the most luxurious lines and in fastidious homes everywhere.
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