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 Electric Westminister Chime Mantle Clock Old Vintage Antique

Herschede Electric Westminister Chime Mantle Clock Old Vintage Antique

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Herschede 9 tube Grandfather Clock movement for parts or repair

Herschede 9 tube Grandfather Clock movement for parts or repair

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HERSCHEDE 9 TUBE TUBULAR GRANDFATHER CLOCK "SHEFFIELD" , NO. 230 CIRCA 1970s

HERSCHEDE 9 TUBE TUBULAR GRANDFATHER CLOCK "SHEFFIELD" , NO. 230 CIRCA 1970s

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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 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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24011E:  HERSCHEDE 5 Tube Mahogany Grandfather Clock

24011E: HERSCHEDE 5 Tube Mahogany Grandfather Clock

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ANTIQUE MANTEL ELECTRIC HERSCHEDE CLOCK HALL WESTMINSTER CHIME CLOCK CO H850

ANTIQUE MANTEL ELECTRIC HERSCHEDE CLOCK HALL WESTMINSTER CHIME CLOCK CO H850

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MUST SELL Vintage Herschede 5 Tubular Bell w Moon Phase Grandfather Clock

MUST SELL Vintage Herschede 5 Tubular Bell w Moon Phase Grandfather Clock

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~Rare~ Vintage Herschede Mechanical Mantle Clock Movement 8 Day U.S. (C-148)

~Rare~ Vintage Herschede Mechanical Mantle Clock Movement 8 Day U.S. (C-148)

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HERSCHEDE 9  chime rod  GRANDFATHER CLOCK  CIRCA 1970s original manual

HERSCHEDE 9 chime rod GRANDFATHER CLOCK CIRCA 1970s original manual

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Vintage HERSCHEDE ELECTRIC Westminster Chime Burl Maple Mantel Clock RARE

Vintage HERSCHEDE ELECTRIC Westminster Chime Burl Maple Mantel Clock RARE

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Herschede Hall Grandfather Clock Tubular Chime Movement

Herschede Hall Grandfather Clock Tubular Chime Movement

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Herschede - 9 TUBE "Wellington Edinburgh" model 248 Grandfather Clock - Rare!!!

Herschede - 9 TUBE "Wellington Edinburgh" model 248 Grandfather Clock - Rare!!!

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Antique HERSCHEDE Clock Key-BEST OFFER NOW -$24.00-

Antique HERSCHEDE Clock Key-BEST OFFER NOW -$24.00-

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Gorgeous Fully Restored Herschede 8 Tube Mahogany Grandfather Tall Case Clock

Gorgeous Fully Restored Herschede 8 Tube Mahogany Grandfather Tall Case Clock

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Herschede 9 tube ORIGINAL Grandfather Clock Crank Key

Herschede 9 tube ORIGINAL Grandfather Clock Crank Key

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Grandfather Herschede 1970's Clock

Grandfather Herschede 1970's Clock

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Vintage Herschede Tall Case Grandfather Clock Germany Moon Phase 5 Tube 217 EXC

Vintage Herschede Tall Case Grandfather Clock Germany Moon Phase 5 Tube 217 EXC

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Herschede 9 tube Grandfather Clock movement with Dial Only for parts or repair

Herschede 9 tube Grandfather Clock movement with Dial Only for parts or repair

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HOW TO REPAIR HERSCHEDE TUBULAR BELL CLOCKS BY STEVEN G. CONOVER

HOW TO REPAIR HERSCHEDE TUBULAR BELL CLOCKS BY STEVEN G. CONOVER

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