Herman Miller Clock Co. Zeeland Michigan

legosnell

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Herman Miller Clock Company. Mantel Clock. Heavy clock, wire mesh type back door which I thought was unusual, first one I've seen like that. Westminster Chimes. Sort of a fancy dial I thought. Does run but movement looks quite dirty. Nice metal label on back. Price was right (dirt cheap). Research shows that the company name was changed to Howard Miller Clock Company in 1937 so I'm thinking that fact pretty much dates this clock at around 1937. I guess this clock company from Zeeland Michigan used German Movements. Looking forward to working on it. 20210420_080736.jpg 20210420_080451.jpg 20210420_080906.jpg 20210420_080418.jpg 20210420_081351.jpg 20210420_080623.jpg
 
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These are usually quite quality clocks compared to modern Howard M clocks. Looks like Mauthe movement? Nice find! High end case as well!
 

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These are usually quite quality clocks compared to modern Howard M clocks. Looks like Mauthe movement? Nice find! High end case as well!
Thanks for the information. I know very little about the clock and just got it yesterday along with three others from the same person. Sadly her father had alzheimer's and she was getting rid of some of his things. I always like to know the history behind a clock and record in my notes. The case does show some damage to the right hand side.
 

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This movement design has turned up bearing different company trademarks including Haller & Benzing, DUFA and Anvil.
What little research exists points to Fichter & Hackenjos as the actual manufacturer of these movements, distributing them to the other companies who would then sell the movements under their own names.
The numbers give an assortment of German state utility patents (DRGMs) along with a patent applied for (DRPa).
The detailed DRGM archive is long lost.
Herman Miller used Mauthe and Haller & Benzing movements on the mantel chime clocks.
 
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