Antique Herschede Grandfather Clock Moon Phase
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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Timepieces: Clocks: Pre 1920: item # 886256
Please refer to our stock # 2089 when inquiring.
Laguna Beach, California
(949) 246 3952
|Extremely rare limited edition multi-feature, twin chime, moon phase, three weight antique Herschede full size tall case mahogany hall grandfather clock made in 1925, model 240. Dimensions: 6’ 10” tall, by 2’ wide by 16.5” deep. The fifteen day three train movement plays both the Westminster and Canterbury chimes, strikes and plays on the quarter, half and hour. Clock collectors, don’t be mistaken, very few of this limited edition were made. This special 7 tube model is rare indeed. For every thousand 9 tube or 5 tube Herschede clocks you will only find one 7 tube clock such as this - Extremely uncommon. While the 5 tube only plays only one tune, this 7 tube plays two melodies. (Yes, the 9 tube has one more feature, however a rare limited edition 1920s Mercedes automobile or Patek Philippe watch is far more valuable than a much more common available model with one more feature and immensely more valuable than much later (newer) common models with one more feature). This clock features a 29 ˝ day moon phase display including hand painted moon, ship at sea and German town landscape rotating over engraved world globes. The lavish hand engraved dial has applied gold tone Arabic numeral hour designations and crescent moon hand subsidiary seconds. The three brass weights feature an extra large weight to the right. The large demonstrative brass pendulum and complex movement can be seen through exquisite thick beveled glass in front and on the sides. It includes door key and clock key (crank). This authentic piece, made by the finest American clockmaker proudly displays all the hallmarks: two badges on the inside of the front door and just below the movement in the back state: “Herschede Hall Clock Co Cincinnati, Ohio. U.S.A. Panama Pacific Exposition 1915 Grand Prize”, the signature Crown on the back plate and face, serial number 45556, Patents signatures, the bonnet is signed : “7 240” the case back: 7 819 240”. The Cincinnati newspaper padding inside the weights (placed during manufacture) is dated January 13th, 1925 and the chime tubes are signed 101C (see photos). Look up Champs Clocks (unrelated) for a great website for information on Herschede clocks (where similar newer Herschede clocks made as late as the 1980s are for sale for over $19,000). Take advantage of this opportunity to own the finest for a great value.|