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Chime set by: J.C. Deagan with 4th chime
 

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Vintage NBC? Chimes with 4th chime

From my collection; Vintage NBC chime? At first I thought that's all it was for but not so as I did find an ID badge under the #3 chime bar, see photo. Seems these were used for several other callings and likely NBC radio station breaks during the early 1940s.

< click to see ID badge

< click to hear the NBC notes struck

   < click to see a different version

A note about NBC's fourth chime: The 3 chime notes were struck during the what use to be NBCs "station identification" at the top of each hour.  When the 4th chime was struck it was a signal to the program or station manager to delay or suspend regular programming for a special announcement afterwards. During WW-II, it was often a report on the war effort.

Here's links to some web sites devoted to "NBC Chimes":

     NEWS, D-Day 70th anniversary
     Three famous notes
     D-Day Audio

Excellent condition, nothing broken or missing. All original except for the more modern mallet and I did replace some of the original rubber that had was missing or had "petrified".

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