Vintage Herschede Tambour Model H-808 with Westminster Chimes

Offered for your consideration is this lovely Vintage Herschede Westminster Chime Tambour Mantel Clock, Model H-808.  We believe it is circa 1970.

This Clock's movement was manufactured in Germany and bears the Herschede Stamp.  It is an eight day, three train, spring powered Westminster Movement which strikes the quarter hour Chimes on four tuned rods and counts the hours by striking a three rod chord.  The quarterly chimes can be silenced and it has a self-correcting chime mechanism.   It runs very quietly and its chimes are soft and mellow.  The movement is very solidly built with extensive use of hard steel leaf pinions.  It was just recently serviced and required no new bushings.  One of the front plate pivots must have been allowed to run dry.  It was located behind one of the chime control levers and was probably missed during lubrication. The arbor needed to be re-pivoted after all bushings were smoothed and polished. All of the other bearings were in excellent condition.  Pivots and bushings were polished as part of our periodic service. The Chime Train had to be fitted with a new high-quality steel Mainspring. The Time and Strike Mainsprings were found to be in good condition and they were cleaned, examined, lubricated and re-installed.  All functions of the movement, including its self-correction has been tested with excellent performance.

The case appears to be a very nicely finished brown mahogany veneer.  The case was cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner both inside and out.  Two coats of a high quality furniture paste wax were applied to restore and preserve the original finish.

All components of this clock are in excellent condition and it is ready to provide many years of beautifully resonant vintage Herschede mechanical time-keeping

Price: $165.00
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To see and hear the time and strike functions of this clock, play the video. You can view the healthy pendulum swing and hear the full 16 note Westminster Chime and Hourly Strikes at 5:00 and 7:00

We want you to be happy with your purchase. We guarantee this clock to be as described and to run trouble free for one year from the date of receipt.  We offer an unconditional return policy within one week for a full refund of the purchase price.  Shipping, handling and insurance costs will not be refunded in cases of "Buyer's remorse".  If you find that the clock is not as described, you'll have one full week to return it for a full refund (all S/H & Ins. charges included).  If you experience any problems with this clock not operating properly, just safely ship it back to us for an evaluation.  If we determine that the problem was caused by materials we used or our workmanship, we will repair the clock free of charge, return it to you at our cost and we will reimburse you for your shipping charges.  If we determine that the problem was due to something completely beyond our control we will contact you with an estimate of any necessary repairs and return shipping charges.  Return shipping and handling must be performed in the same manner with the same quality and quantity of packing materials as used in the original shipping. Unless it is damaged, it is best to keep the original box to pack the clock when it is being shipped or even just moved from one house to another.  Shipping insurance is highly recommended.

Test of Time Clocks
224 Broadway
Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 633-6295