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.

Large 1918 Herschede Clock Movement offered for Restore

Large 1918 Herschede Clock Movement offered for Restore

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Beautiful Herschede Grandfather Clock M294 8 Day Haverford Running Strong

Beautiful Herschede Grandfather Clock M294 8 Day Haverford Running Strong

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1983 HERSCHEDE MODEL #117 MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 9 TUBULAR BELL GRANDFATHER CLOCK

1983 HERSCHEDE MODEL #117 MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 9 TUBULAR BELL GRANDFATHER CLOCK

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RARE Antique Herschede Mantle Westminster Chime Clock H-808 w Key WORKS! Nr

RARE Antique Herschede Mantle Westminster Chime Clock H-808 w Key WORKS! Nr

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herschede 9 tubes movement

herschede 9 tubes movement

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Vintage Herschede Mantle Westminster Chime Clock No. 952   Working Condition

Vintage Herschede Mantle Westminster Chime Clock No. 952 Working Condition

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HERSCHEDE MODEL 117 MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE Grandfather Clock.

HERSCHEDE MODEL 117 MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE Grandfather Clock.

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Antique Herschede Electrically Wound  Grandmother Hall Clock  C.1929

Antique Herschede Electrically Wound Grandmother Hall Clock C.1929

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Herschede-Edinburgh model Grandfather Hall Clock

Herschede-Edinburgh model Grandfather Hall 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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Rare Antique Herschede Mantle Clock Westminster Chimes Stetson Crouse Syracuse

Rare Antique Herschede Mantle Clock Westminster Chimes Stetson Crouse Syracuse

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Very Nice 1920's Tiffany & Co. Mahogany Herschede 5 Tube Moon Phase Tall Clock

Very Nice 1920's Tiffany & Co. Mahogany Herschede 5 Tube Moon Phase Tall Clock

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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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VINTAGE 1915 GRAND PRIZE HERSCHEDE HALL CLOCK CO SHELF  MANTEL CLOCK

VINTAGE 1915 GRAND PRIZE HERSCHEDE HALL CLOCK CO SHELF MANTEL CLOCK

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Mahogany Antique Grandfather Long Case, Clock, 5 Tube Chime, Signed Herschede

Mahogany Antique Grandfather Long Case, Clock, 5 Tube Chime, Signed Herschede

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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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Vtg Electric Herschede Grandfather Clock 9 Tubes 1929 Not Running Missing Pieces

Vtg Electric Herschede Grandfather Clock 9 Tubes 1929 Not Running Missing Pieces

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Herschede Westminster Strike & Chime Mantle Clock, Germany, Model H 805, Repair

Herschede Westminster Strike & Chime Mantle Clock, Germany, Model H 805, Repair

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SUBMIT OFFER  HERSCHEDE EDINBURGH Model 246 Special Ed.  9 Bell Tubes Side Drs

SUBMIT OFFER HERSCHEDE EDINBURGH Model 246 Special Ed. 9 Bell Tubes Side Drs

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Vintage Herschede Grandfather Clock Westminster Chimes Runs Strikes

Vintage Herschede Grandfather Clock Westminster Chimes Runs Strikes

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