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Herschede Tall Clock
Herschede Tall Clock  

Tall Clock
Tall Clock  
We inherited a Herschede Tall Clock about 35 years ago.
The dimensions are:
82" tall
24" wide
14 1/2" deep

The serial # is 17421  model year 1923
It has 5 nickel plated tubular bells 1 3/8" od
It is weight driven and runs like a clock.

We are thinking of selling it or donating it and wanted to know the approximate value.  Can you help me?
Pictures are enclosed.

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We checked on ebay and found clocks similar to yours ranging in buy it now price varied from $2000. to $4000.  A lot depends on the condition of the case and whether or not it is in running condition. Your clock looks like it is in very good condition.

I noticed your clock has three winding points. I assume it has a Westminster chime which accounts for the 5 tubes. One of the clocks advertised with 5 tubes had only two winding points, hence I do not know why they used 5 tubes if it were not a Westminster clock.

We did find one of your brand for a buy it now price for $20000. Unfortunately none of the clocks we saw had any bids on them as yet.

I once saw a Westminster chime tall clock fail to get a bid of even $100. at an auction. That certainly would have been a good buy but he would not go any lower and was probably taken to another auction. That particular clock was probably built in the 1920's as your was.  

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I can not think of any questions I cannot answer in regard to repairing antique clocks or radios. However, I am sure there are a few I have not heard and may not be able to answer. If I cannot, I will say so. I have been repairing them since I was a young child.

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My experience includes repairing CooKoo clocks, Westminsters, BimBam, almost all antique clocks. I do a bit of repair on battery clocks where the value is sufficient to warrant working on them. I also repair antique (tube type) radios - all makes.

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