Herschede clock dating

23-Dec-2019 11:01

This is not true of tubular bell clocks in general and Herschede clocks to be specific.

This is due to the fact that these clocks were very expensive and very few people were able to afford them.

Although these late production movements were at least equal to all other clock products being made during the same time frame the discerning buyer of a used Herschede clock will look to purchase a more vintage model (prior to 1970).

In 1873 Frank Herschede, the founder of the company, was employed as a watchmaker in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 16. Shortly thereafter he began to notice the growing popularity of tall case clocks.

Also in 1902 his son Walter joined the firm and the company was officially incorporated as the Herschede Hall Clock Company.Consequently they end up in repair shops only sporadically.To give you an idea of how "rare" they are, we repair approximately 1200 clocks per year yet only see 5 to 10 tubular bell clocks during that same period.The clock on the left has had the weights, pendulum and dial restored.Movements in Herschede Hall Clock Company clocks prior to 1911 were imported or made by other U. The following table contains the recorded years and associated serial-number ranges.

Also in 1902 his son Walter joined the firm and the company was officially incorporated as the Herschede Hall Clock Company.

Consequently they end up in repair shops only sporadically.

To give you an idea of how "rare" they are, we repair approximately 1200 clocks per year yet only see 5 to 10 tubular bell clocks during that same period.

The clock on the left has had the weights, pendulum and dial restored.

Movements in Herschede Hall Clock Company clocks prior to 1911 were imported or made by other U. The following table contains the recorded years and associated serial-number ranges.

The one on the left is the more common nine tube, three weight movement and the one on the right is a 7 tube, two weight movement which is designated "movement #5". Each Herschede movement is tested a minimum of 4 weeks for a local repair and 8 weeks if the clock is going out of town.