Item sold on 2018-04-02 - Shipped on 2018-04-02
Shipper: HARP GALLERY Home Delivery (866-733-7115)
An imposing five tube chime grandfather or long case clock has a final patent date of 1919. A signature by America's premier maker reads "Herschede" of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The superior quality machined brass movement keeps excellent time, chiming the familiar Westminster melody on each quarter hour and counting the hour. Tubes have deep resonant tone, one has a restoration. There are silencing levers on the engraved patinated silver dial with gold plated numerals. The movement runs a week on a winding.
There is flaking to the painted moon cycle dial, and nice antique patina to the dial and brass weights and pendulum.
The classical mahogany case has its original finish in remarkably fine condition with little wear. Waxed and buffed, all that is needed to maintain the antique patina is an occasional wipe with a soft dry cloth. Glass panes are beveled, there are access doors to service the movement and hang the chime tubes.
Measurements are 29" wide, 18" deep and 92 1/2" tall.
This clock needs to be "set up" when delivered - weights and pendulum attached and the case leveled. Most of our customers can do this as we walk them through the fairly simple steps by phone. The process is not very difficult, and it is also nice to know how to do this again whenever the clock needs to be moved for cleaning, painting or whatever. A few customers prefer to hire a local clockmaker at their own expense to make a house-call and set up the clock, which is usually not very expensive, depending on your location.
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