Nice looking Vintage Herschede Grandfather Clock to add to your home or office charm. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
The clock dates to the latter 1970s based upon what I see with the clock case and movement. The clock was made by the Herschede Clock Company that once operated in Cincinnati, OH.
This clock case is made of wood that has a burled walnut veneer on it. Very unique model here. Have never come across this look clock case before. Very little surface marking even around the bottom skirt where some ambitious person with a vacuum typically leaves their marks. Some other age marks to the case and veneer. Even the back side of this clock case was sanded and finished.
The clock strikes the hours on the hour and then Westminster Chimes routine every 15 minutes including on the hour. The strike has a nice strong hour strike and chime's sound. This clock is being sold in running, striking and chiming condition. This clock is called a grandfather or tall case clock, as it is more than 73" tall.
The burled walnut veneer wood case on this clock looks very good. The case has a great design on the front of the case at the top with the scrolling. There were never any finials on the top of the clock. Beautiful hood on this clock. The door is securely attached to hood by the hinges.
Again, all the wood and trim is still with the clock. The glass in the doors over the face, the pendulum area and the sides is all intact. No cracking or blistering. The door hinges on both doors are sound and securely attached to the case. The lock latch for the pendulum door is there and operates as expected.
This movement appears to have been with this clock case since made. Most likely a German movement in this clock. No markings on it to be certain. The clock has a good beat to the movement with the pendulum and time weight in place. The clock has a Westminster chimes unit with the clock. This is a nice looking lunar dial on this clock, cannot say if operating or not. The chimes unit has 4 strike hammers for the chimes and four strike hammers for the hours. This clock is weight driven with chains.
Nice lacquer finish on the outer shells of the weights. Some minor finish loss to the weight shells. A good ding in the bottom and bottom side shell of one of the weights. The chains the weights appear to be in good condition. The strike hammers and rods all look to be in good shape. Nice wood pendulum rod with gold colored bob on it. Some loss of finish to the bob finish. We see no repairs or other indicators that would say these pieces are not proper to this clock as well.
Great looking movement and clock face on this clock. The face shows no tarnishing or finish loss. The clock has a silver colored metal clock face on it with black roman numerals. There then is nice looking detailing surrounding the face. The large clock face is 7-5/8" across. The clock also has a very nice looking lunar dial on it. Has ship, home, and moon images on it. The elegant clock hands are black, match, and are appropriate to the clock.
The clock is too delicate and heavy for shipping safely via normal shipping options, so this clock is for local pick-up, via your shipper or delivery by me within 300 miles of Wilmington, DE. Buyer is welcome to make their own packing and shipping arrangements as well. A lot of our clients use the local UPS Store to have items packed and shipped to them as well. Our customers also use a company called Antiques Express that do blanket shipping (I would pack out the inside of the clock in this situation, rest would be your carrier's responsibility). You need to understand a blanket ship company can take 6-8 weeks to deliver an item. We can also put you in contact with our local UPS company for packing/shipping assistance.
We will also offer to deliver the clock to within 400 miles of Wilmington, DE one way. We would charge $.50 per mile for the round trip delivery plus any tolls/parking fees. That offer is for delivery only. If you want us to set the clock up (strike rod adjustment, weights, and leveling of clock on wall), that would be an additional $75.
The clock stands 78.25" tall, by 18.5" across at bottom of case, by 11-1/8" wide. Sorry, the other items that can be seen in some pics, and other items not described in this listing are not included. Only the Herschede Grandfather Clock described here is what is offered for sale. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
As can be expected when dealing with a vintage clock, some adjustments may be needed after shipping to get the clock re-running correctly again as they can be very delicate. If you have not had experience with old mechanical clocks before, I would suggest you steer clear. One really needs to have the patience, and skill to work with these great works of art. They are not our modern plug in and go, or change the battery clocks. Please ask any questions relating to this matter, before you decide to purchase it.
Make sure that this clock meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
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