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.

Vintage Grand Father Tall Case Clock-Herschede 5'10" Tall

Vintage Grand Father Tall Case Clock-Herschede 5'10" Tall

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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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HERSCHEDE GRANDFATHER CLOCK --ROD CHIME--1981

HERSCHEDE GRANDFATHER CLOCK --ROD CHIME--1981

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vintage antique HERSCHEDE CLOCK mantle shelf wind up no key

vintage antique HERSCHEDE CLOCK mantle shelf wind up no key

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HERSCHEDE SELFWINDING  ELECTRIC STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK with PENDULUM.

HERSCHEDE SELFWINDING ELECTRIC STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK with PENDULUM.

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Antique Herschede Mantel with Westminster Chime Electric

Antique Herschede Mantel with Westminster Chime Electric

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39054: HERSCHEDE 9 Tube Mahogany Grandfather Clock

39054: HERSCHEDE 9 Tube Mahogany Grandfather Clock

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Vintage Herschede Mantel   Shelf Clock with Westminster Chime Electric

Vintage Herschede Mantel Shelf Clock with Westminster Chime Electric

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Herschede Grandfather Hall Clock 5 tubes Model 217 w  Moon Face

Herschede Grandfather Hall Clock 5 tubes Model 217 w Moon Face

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The System Clock Bushing Assortment #5 For Herschede +

The System Clock Bushing Assortment #5 For Herschede +

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Herschede Tubular Bell Grandfather Clock

Herschede Tubular Bell Grandfather Clock

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The Clock, Finest Grandfather Clock By Herschede

The Clock, Finest Grandfather Clock By Herschede

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Vintage HERSCHEDE mantel clock   Golden metal case . Art Deco

Vintage HERSCHEDE mantel clock Golden metal case . Art Deco

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Superb Herschede 9 Tube Grandfather Hall Clock Circa 1915 Best On eBay !

Superb Herschede 9 Tube Grandfather Hall Clock Circa 1915 Best On eBay !

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Vintage Working Herschede Brass Mechanical Westminster Chime Clock Movement

Vintage Working Herschede Brass Mechanical Westminster Chime Clock Movement

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 Herschede Model 88- Waltham Mahogany Tall Case Clock

Herschede Model 88- Waltham Mahogany Tall Case Clock

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ITEM # 1061 VINTAGE HERSCHEDE GERMAN MANTEL SHELF CLOCK

ITEM # 1061 VINTAGE HERSCHEDE GERMAN MANTEL SHELF CLOCK

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Grandfather Clock   Floor Clock Crank   Key to Fit Herschede

Grandfather Clock Floor Clock Crank Key to Fit Herschede

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

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

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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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