Antique Herschede Clocks

A Brief History of the Herschede Hall Clock Company

Frank Herschede was born on July 30, 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio. At the age of 16, he started to work as an apprentice watch and clock repairman.

In 1877, he went into business for himself. He sold jewelry, watches, and diamonds  and in 1885 he moved the store to larger quarters at the corner of Arcade and Vine. At the same time, he started to import movements and have his cases made in a cabinet shop on Front Street in Cincinnati, Ohio. The clock business expanded to the point that Frank bought out the cabinet shop in 1900.

In 1901, he exhibited in the South Carolina and West Indian Exposition at Charleston, South Carolina, where he received a gold medal for his hall clocks. This was the first of several awards for his clock making.

The factory moved from Front Street to 1011-1015 Plum Street in 1903. Several medals were won by Herschede in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904; a gold medal for the best hall clock, a gold medal for the best hall clock cases, and a silver medal for tubular chimes.

In 1909 expanding into making clock movements. The first movement was assembled and passed final inspection on January 10, 1911. In 1913, the third melody was added to the Whittington and Westminster chimes. "Cantebury Chimes" was composed by Charles Eisen, "a gifted American pianist," especially for Herschede.

At the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the quality of the line again resulted in two major awards: grand prize was presented to the Herschede Hall Clock Company for chime hall clocks and mantel clocks, and a gold medal was awarded for the hall clock cabinets manufactured by the company.

By the early 1920's branch sales offices were opened, first in New York City, then in Chicago and San Francisco. Frank Herschede died in 1922, and Walter was named president in January of 1923.

In 1925, Walter started to work with Mr. Warren with the electric movement chime clocks. By April of 1926, the Revere Clock Company came into being.

On 1934, Walter's son, Dick Herschede, started working with his father. Many years later the plant moved to Starkville, Mississippi in May of 1960.

In 1973, Herschede merged with Howard Furniture and Briarwood Lamps into Arnold Industries, Inc.

In 1983, Herschede implemented a plan to restructure the Herschede Hall Clock division from a manufacturer of the finished clocks to a supplier of quality tubular bell movements to the industry.

On August 21, 1984, a letter was written by: Richard L. Herschede. Jr. (President) to certify that the three clocks listed below were the last three clocks shipped from the Herschede factory in Starkville, Mississippi, and that "The Clock" Model #250 Serial # A642698-35 being the very last of the three shipped from the factory.

HERSCHEDE 9 TUBES GRANDFATHER CLOCK MODEL 230 SHEFFIELD

HERSCHEDE 9 TUBES GRANDFATHER CLOCK MODEL 230 SHEFFIELD

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HERSCHEDE  GRANDFATHER  CLOCK  model  WINDSOR  325

HERSCHEDE GRANDFATHER CLOCK model WINDSOR 325

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Herschede  Model H-850 Westminster Chime Mantle Clock Made In U.S.A

Herschede Model H-850 Westminster Chime Mantle Clock Made In U.S.A

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Herschede PL78 Jauch 78 Westminster Chime Grandfather Clock Movement USED Parts

Herschede PL78 Jauch 78 Westminster Chime Grandfather Clock Movement USED Parts

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19185: HERSCHEDE 9 Tube Large Grandfather Clock

19185: HERSCHEDE 9 Tube Large Grandfather Clock

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Herschede Grandfather Clock ~ Rod Chimes, 3 Tubes, Lg Pendulum In Oregon

Herschede Grandfather Clock ~ Rod Chimes, 3 Tubes, Lg Pendulum In Oregon

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HERSCHEDE MODEL 20  WESTMINSTER Chime Keywind MANTLE CLOCK Parts Or Repair ++

HERSCHEDE MODEL 20 WESTMINSTER Chime Keywind MANTLE CLOCK Parts Or Repair ++

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Herschede 5 tube Grandfather Clock movement Model 217 Whittier Serviced

Herschede 5 tube Grandfather Clock movement Model 217 Whittier Serviced

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Herschede Grandmother Clock 1920's, All Orig. Rare Model 454

Herschede Grandmother Clock 1920's, All Orig. Rare Model 454

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24039:  HERSCHEDE 5 Tube Gothic Mahogany Grandfather Clock

24039: HERSCHEDE 5 Tube Gothic Mahogany Grandfather Clock

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VINTAGE HERSCHEDE 8 DAY MANTLE CLOCK WITH TWO TONE CHIME ON THE HOUR

VINTAGE HERSCHEDE 8 DAY MANTLE CLOCK WITH TWO TONE CHIME ON THE HOUR

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Original Herschede Grandfather Clock Tublar Bell  Movement Crank Winder

Original Herschede Grandfather Clock Tublar Bell Movement Crank Winder

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Antique Herschede 5 Tube Mahogany Grandmother Grandfather Clock, Model 507 C1941

Antique Herschede 5 Tube Mahogany Grandmother Grandfather Clock, Model 507 C1941

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Herschede Mahogany Edinburg Model #247 Grandfathers Clock

Herschede Mahogany Edinburg Model #247 Grandfathers Clock

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HERSCHEDE MODEL 217 Grandfather Clock TUBULAR CHIMES set oF 5 for project

HERSCHEDE MODEL 217 Grandfather Clock TUBULAR CHIMES set oF 5 for project

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HERSCHEDE 9 TUBES GRANDFATHER CLOCK  MODEL 124 The Thomas Jefferson

HERSCHEDE 9 TUBES GRANDFATHER CLOCK MODEL 124 The Thomas Jefferson

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Herschede Hall electric mantle clock, westminster chime, Exposition Grand Prize

Herschede Hall electric mantle clock, westminster chime, Exposition Grand Prize

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Herschede Grandfather Clock

Herschede Grandfather Clock

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Antique Herschede Beehive style Mantle Clock ? Cincinnati, OH

Antique Herschede Beehive style Mantle Clock ? Cincinnati, OH

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Herschede-Edinburgh model Grandfather Hall Clock

Herschede-Edinburgh model Grandfather Hall Clock

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