California Historical Radio Society has acquired one of 8 original NBC chime machines

(Photo source: The CRHS Newsletter)

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dave Richards (AA7EE),  who writes:

Thomas – I know you’ve posted before about the NBC chimes, so I thought you might be interested to know that CHRS, the California Historical Radio Society, has acquired one of 8 original NBC chime machines. They don’t think that more than a dozen were ever made. CHRS have their own building on the island of Alameda, CA, and are putting a huge amount of time and work into amassing an impressive collection of vintage radio gear. [I]f you scroll about 1/3 way down this page, you’ll see the news, along with a brief history of an NBC chime machine, and pictures of the one they now have in their collection. It is a rare find indeed!

Click here to read the new on the CHRS newsletter.

Very cool! Thank you for sharing this, Dave! I’m very happy to hear that these chimes have proper custodians.

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4 thoughts on “California Historical Radio Society has acquired one of 8 original NBC chime machines

  1. DanH

    Oh, man. I am sorry that I missed the CHRS sale last weekend. I had two crowns replaced the day before and didn’t feel like driving much. What a fine set of chimes. I remember hearing Radio Rumbos (Caracas) on shortwave during the 1970’s. I think that they used chimes for every break. Good luck to CHRS!

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