Very little surface marking even around the bottom skirt where some ambitious person with a vacuum typically leaves their marks. The top wood finial that should be in the center of the hood is not in place. A ding to the skirt on the bottom middle, still has good finish coverage there. The clock strikes the hours on the hour and then does either the Westminster Chimes routine every 15 minutes including on the hour. The strike has a nice strong hour strike and chime's sound.
This clock could be called a grandmother or tall case clock, as it is less than 73 tall. With the missing finial, it would be over 73 tall. The stained mahogany case on this clock looks very good. The case has a great design on the front of the case at the corner angles.The scrolling on the top of the clock and even the brass lacquered hinges are in place and all look proper to the clock. Beautiful hood on this clock. The door is 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. 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.
This movement appears to have been with this clock case since made. The clock has a good beat to the movement with the pendulum and weights in place.
This is an Urgos movement that has been cleaned and serviced by our Clock Doc. Movement was made in Germany. The chimes unit has 4 strike hammers for the chimes and four strike hammers for the hours.
This clock is weight driven with chains. Perfect brass look lacquer finish on the outer shells of the weights as brand new. No finish loss to the weight shells. No dings or dents to the shells. 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. Great looking movement and clock face on this clock.This is an Urgos 8 day movement. The clock had no weights with it when we bought it, so put some new Hermle weights in place. The face shows no tarnishing or finish loss. The clock has a silver colored metal clock face on it with gold numerals. There then is nice looking detailing surrounding the face. The large clock face is 7-5/8 across. No lunar dial on this clock. The elegant clock hands are black, match, and are appropriate to the clock.
We will also offer to deliver the clock to within 200 miles of Wilmington, DE one way. The clock stands 72-5/8" tall, by 17-5/8" across at bottom of case, by 10.5 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.
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. Make sure that this clock meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it.
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The item "Vintage Herschede Grandfather Clock Westminster Chimes Runs Strikes & Chimes" is in sale since Sunday, October 01, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Modern (1970-Now)\Grandfather".
The seller is "hallboys321" and is located in Wilmington, Delaware. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.