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 Tambour Mantle Clock Mahogany Case Original Key + Pendulum 1928 WORKS

HERSCHEDE Tambour Mantle Clock Mahogany Case Original Key + Pendulum 1928 WORKS

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Herschede Tambour Mantel Clock Carved Foliage Case LARGE 22? Wide

Herschede Tambour Mantel Clock Carved Foliage Case LARGE 22? Wide

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Vintage Mantel Clocks Lot (2) Herschede Key Wind, General Electric Electric

Vintage Mantel Clocks Lot (2) Herschede Key Wind, General Electric Electric

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ANTIQUE signed HERSCHEDE GRANDFATHER CLOCK FACE & BRASS MOVEMENT FOR 9 TUBES

ANTIQUE signed HERSCHEDE GRANDFATHER CLOCK FACE & BRASS MOVEMENT FOR 9 TUBES

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Herschede Mantle Clock for restoration or parts

Herschede Mantle Clock for restoration or parts

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ANTIQUE VINTAGE HERSCHEDE WESTMINSTER MANTEL CLOCK GRAND PRIZE CINCINNATI

ANTIQUE VINTAGE HERSCHEDE WESTMINSTER MANTEL CLOCK GRAND PRIZE CINCINNATI

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Vtg Electric Herschede Grandfather Clock 9 Tubes 1929 Not Running?

Vtg Electric Herschede Grandfather Clock 9 Tubes 1929 Not Running?

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Herschede Hall  Grandfather Clock 5 tubes Model Grand Prize w  Moon Face

Herschede Hall Grandfather Clock 5 tubes Model Grand Prize w Moon Face

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5 Tube Herschede General Electric Revere Grandfather Clock

5 Tube Herschede General Electric Revere Grandfather Clock

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Large Herschede Clock Movement

Large Herschede Clock Movement

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ANTIQUE HERSCHEDE Tambour Mantle Clock.Westminster.Works Well. GRAND PRIZE 1915.

ANTIQUE HERSCHEDE Tambour Mantle Clock.Westminster.Works Well. GRAND PRIZE 1915.

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Antique C R Crookshank Herschede clock movement

Antique C R Crookshank Herschede clock movement

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HERSCHEDE CLOCK WEIGHTS SET OF 3 - 1968

HERSCHEDE CLOCK WEIGHTS SET OF 3 - 1968

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VINTAGE HERSCHEDE MANTLE WINDUP SILENT-TIC ALARM CLOCK

VINTAGE HERSCHEDE MANTLE WINDUP SILENT-TIC ALARM CLOCK

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Antique Herschede Bracket Clock Beehive Clock Mahogany Case Westminster Chimes

Antique Herschede Bracket Clock Beehive Clock Mahogany Case Westminster Chimes

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Herschede Hall Clock 217 "The Whittier"

Herschede Hall Clock 217 "The Whittier"

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Herschede Made Electric Telechron Revere Clock Movement With Westminster Chimes

Herschede Made Electric Telechron Revere Clock Movement With Westminster Chimes

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RARE HERSCHEDE MANTEL CLOCK Revere Westminster Chimes Electric Oval Face R - 913

RARE HERSCHEDE MANTEL CLOCK Revere Westminster Chimes Electric Oval Face R - 913

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VINTAGE HERSCHEDE MANTLE CLOCK MODEL No. 168 - WORKS

VINTAGE HERSCHEDE MANTLE CLOCK MODEL No. 168 - WORKS

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VINTAGE HERSCHEDE MANTEL CLOCK 4 HAMMER WESTMINSTER CHIME PENDULUM

VINTAGE HERSCHEDE MANTEL CLOCK 4 HAMMER WESTMINSTER CHIME PENDULUM

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