Clocks, Watches/Howard Miller


Rick wrote at 2008-10-12 00:29:24
This was a special grandfather clock offered by the George Washington National Masonic Memorial located in Alexandria Va somewhere around 1995 to various masonic fraternal bodies.  To my knowlege this model has not been offered since and resales are difficult to find.  I do not know the number of clocks manufactured.

I seem to recall that they sold in the $1,100 to $1,300 range.

Linda wrote at 2009-04-22 17:13:36
I have one of these clocks.  My grandfather was a mason and ordered and received one in 1995.  There were 9,500 issued and each one comes with a plaque with the mason's name, lodge number and the issue number.  My grandfather passed away in 2003 and left me this very special part of him.  I have been unable to find out much information on the current value of these clocks.

Dr. Carroll Melton, 32 wrote at 2015-08-14 15:08:55
I have one of these clocks, which were sold only to Masons in good standing. I very recently inherited it from my father. It is a standard Howard Miller clock, with only the face and the pendulum being different with the Masonic symbols and the image of George Washington. While the case is at the bottom end of the pedimented clocks from H-M, the clockworks is at the top with four separate chimes available. Similar H-M clock sell for $2,500-3,000.

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As I am not a certified appraiser I do not give values of clocks over the Internet. There is very little published information on what I consider to be the value of "modern production clocks". However, considerations are what the clock originally sold for, the condition of the case and movement, and particularly the area in which you live, the demand and the economy. ALSO, WATCHES ARE NOT MY FIELD. However, I can advise the clock owner on proper maintenance of a clock to keep it running, small corrections and adjustments and how to move a clock without damaging it. I can also advise on obtaining parts for clocks. As clock case model label numbers are difficult to relate to the movements, it is helpful if you can give me the information usually found on the movements themselves. Modern clock movements usually have the information on the back plate of the movement. I have been a clockmaker for about 40 years and was plant engineer in the mid 90's and later operations and engineering consultant at Emperor Clock Company in Fairhope, Alabama. I now have my own clock shop in Prattville, Alabama.


One of my greatest accomplishments was traveling to China to assist a clock factory in building clocks to the standards which we required at Emperor. With the proper specifications and quality control, some beautiful clock cases were built. The factory people from the wood carvers to the plant manager were very congenial, friendly and I left a lot of wonderful friends when I returned from my trips.

NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) 30 years Prattville, Alabama Chamber of Commerce

Horological Times, a publication of the American Watch and Clockmakers Instute. Collaberated column author, with Photos and ideas for clock movement conversion article.

Associate of Science Mechanical Engineering Technology Emperor Introductory Clock Repair (Eventually taught a portion of the class after becoming employee)

Awards and Honors
Small Business of the Quarter (Prattville, Alabama) Leadership Class of 2009 (Autauga County, Alabama)

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