Unfortunately, we do not have any serial number information for Herschede clocks manufactured after 1968, and we understand this information may not exist.
You will find the serial number on the back of your Herschede Hall Clock movement. Unscrew the hook (it is actually a nut at the end of a rod that extends from the bottom of the weight).
Although these late production movements were at least equal to all other clock products being made during the same time frame the discerning buyer of a used Herschede clock will look to purchase a more vintage model (prior to 1970).
In 1873 Frank Herschede, the founder of the company, was employed as a watchmaker in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 16. Shortly thereafter he began to notice the growing popularity of tall case clocks.
The one on the left is the more common nine tube, three weight movement and the one on the right is a 7 tube, two weight movement which is designated "movement #5". Each Herschede movement is tested a minimum of 4 weeks for a local repair and 8 weeks if the clock is going out of town.
Here we have two recently restored Herschede tubular bell movements.The clock on the left has had the weights, pendulum and dial restored.Movements in Herschede Hall Clock Company clocks prior to 1911 were imported or made by other U. The following table contains the recorded years and associated serial-number ranges.Consequently they end up in repair shops only sporadically.To give you an idea of how "rare" they are, we repair approximately 1200 clocks per year yet only see 5 to 10 tubular bell clocks during that same period.
Secondly, it is important to understand that there are very few people who can say they have significant experience with these large, somewhat complex tubular bell mechanisms.