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 Tube Hall Grandfather Tall Case Clock Model 217 Case + Movement

Herschede 9 Tube Hall Grandfather Tall Case Clock Model 217 Case + Movement

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HERSCHEDE MANTEL CLOCK C 1912-TOTALY RESTORED EXCELENT WORKING CONDYTION !!

HERSCHEDE MANTEL CLOCK C 1912-TOTALY RESTORED EXCELENT WORKING CONDYTION !!

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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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9 tube herschede Marquis de Lafayette

9 tube herschede Marquis de Lafayette

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Herschede Grandfather clock case, circa 1923

Herschede Grandfather clock case, circa 1923

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Herschede 9 Tube Hall Grandfather Tall Case Longcase Clock Model 230 Sheffield

Herschede 9 Tube Hall Grandfather Tall Case Longcase Clock Model 230 Sheffield

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Herschede Federal Philadelphia Mahogany Grandfather Tall Case Hall Clock C1900

Herschede Federal Philadelphia Mahogany Grandfather Tall Case Hall Clock C1900

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HERSCHEDE ELECTRIC MANTLE  (PARTS OR REPAIR)

HERSCHEDE ELECTRIC MANTLE (PARTS OR REPAIR)

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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 9 TUBE TUBULAR GRANDFATHER CLOCK, "THE CLOCK",  MODEL 250, Circa 1970s

HERSCHEDE 9 TUBE TUBULAR GRANDFATHER CLOCK, "THE CLOCK", MODEL 250, Circa 1970s

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HERSCHEDE 5 TUBE TUBULAR GRANDFATHER CLOCK,"VIRGINIAN" MODEL NO. 276, CIRCA 1940

HERSCHEDE 5 TUBE TUBULAR GRANDFATHER CLOCK,"VIRGINIAN" MODEL NO. 276, CIRCA 1940

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HERSCHEDE EIGHT DAY WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTEL CLOCK BEAUTIFUL CASE AND DIAL L@@@K

HERSCHEDE EIGHT DAY WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTEL CLOCK BEAUTIFUL CASE AND DIAL L@@@K

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Rare Antique HERSCHEDE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK German 8 Day 1960's

Rare Antique HERSCHEDE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK German 8 Day 1960's

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Herschede Grandfather Clock Cable 8 Feet Brass NEW

Herschede Grandfather Clock Cable 8 Feet Brass NEW

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Herschede Grandfather Clock "Grand Prize" 8 Day All Original Perfect Condition

Herschede Grandfather Clock "Grand Prize" 8 Day All Original Perfect Condition

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EARLY HERSCHEDE  GOTHIC STYLE 102 INCH  FREE DELIVERY ALONG I-95 BET FL

EARLY HERSCHEDE GOTHIC STYLE 102 INCH FREE DELIVERY ALONG I-95 BET FL

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Herschede Grandfather Clock

Herschede Grandfather Clock

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Herschede Tubular Bell Grandfather Clock Suspension Spring Part

Herschede Tubular Bell Grandfather Clock Suspension Spring Part

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Herschede-Edinburgh model Grandfather Hall Clock

Herschede-Edinburgh model Grandfather Hall Clock

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Antique Vintage Herschede Grand Prize Ohio Mantel Clock For Repair or Parts

Antique Vintage Herschede Grand Prize Ohio Mantel Clock For Repair or Parts

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