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.

Beautiful Herschede solid Mahogany Grandfather Clock ca 1928 excellent condition

Beautiful Herschede solid Mahogany Grandfather Clock ca 1928 excellent condition

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HERSCHEDE 5 TUBE GRANDFATHER CLOCK  CABINET ONLY 1920's era

HERSCHEDE 5 TUBE GRANDFATHER CLOCK CABINET ONLY 1920's era

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Vtg Herschede Grandfather Clock Model 217  Runs Strikes & Chimes Fabulous Case

Vtg Herschede Grandfather Clock Model 217 Runs Strikes & Chimes Fabulous Case

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Herschede Grandfather Clock - RARE

Herschede Grandfather Clock - RARE

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HERSCHEDE GRANDFATHER CLOCK WOOD CABINET FOR PARTS   REPAIR

HERSCHEDE GRANDFATHER CLOCK WOOD CABINET FOR PARTS REPAIR

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herschede grandfather clock

herschede grandfather clock

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Herschede "The Clock" Model 250 Gorgeous Grandfather Clock, One Motivated Owner

Herschede "The Clock" Model 250 Gorgeous Grandfather Clock, One Motivated Owner

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HERSCHEDE "THE CLOCK" Grandfather, Model 250, CANTERBURY WHITTINGTON WESTMINSTER

HERSCHEDE "THE CLOCK" Grandfather, Model 250, CANTERBURY WHITTINGTON WESTMINSTER

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Antique Herschede Grandfather Clock, Moon Phase, 5 Tube, 94"H, Serial No. 95

Antique Herschede Grandfather Clock, Moon Phase, 5 Tube, 94"H, Serial No. 95

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 Herschede Model 88- Waltham Mahogany Tall Case Clock

Herschede Model 88- Waltham Mahogany Tall Case Clock

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Revere, Telechron, Herschede, GE General Electric Clock Chime Setting Key parts-

Revere, Telechron, Herschede, GE General Electric Clock Chime Setting Key parts-

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Herschede Grandfather Clock

Herschede Grandfather Clock

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Herschede-Edinburgh model Grandfather Hall Clock

Herschede-Edinburgh model Grandfather Hall Clock

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HERSCHEDE WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTEL CLOCK MOD# 952

HERSCHEDE WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTEL CLOCK MOD# 952

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Antique 8'3" Early 1900's Grandfather Clock By Herschede RARE

Antique 8'3" Early 1900's Grandfather Clock By Herschede RARE

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VINTAGE HERSCHEDE Mantel Clock Westminster Chime Electric WORKS GREAT! USA #588

VINTAGE HERSCHEDE Mantel Clock Westminster Chime Electric WORKS GREAT! USA #588

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The Last Herschede Hall Clock Grandfather "The Clock" Documented Hand Signed NOS

The Last Herschede Hall Clock Grandfather "The Clock" Documented Hand Signed NOS

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HERSCHEDE 250 TRIPLE CHIME TALL CASE CLOCK - TRULY THE KING OF STANDING CLOCKS

HERSCHEDE 250 TRIPLE CHIME TALL CASE CLOCK - TRULY THE KING OF STANDING CLOCKS

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Antique Herschede Grandfather Clock Weights Set of 3

Antique Herschede Grandfather Clock Weights Set of 3

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 Herschede tall case figured wood bellini 1200 clock 1978 westminster chimes

Herschede tall case figured wood bellini 1200 clock 1978 westminster chimes

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