Rare Herschede Duke Of Marlborough(8861) 9 Tube/tubular Grandfather Clock, C1980
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Rare Herschede Duke Of Marlborough(8861) 9 Tube/tubular Grandfather Clock, C1980:
Up for sale is a Rare and Wonderful Herschede 9 Tube/Tubular Grandfather/Hall Clock. Circa 1980a. The clock's dimensions are approximately; H- 89", W- 28" & D- 17". Model Name: "Duke of Marlborough 8861." This is an extremely rare/ scarce clock. There were only 104 of these manufactured.The Case:The case is in excellent physical condition. There are no breaks, chips, major cracks that I can see. The original finish is extremely clean and looks fantastic for a clock that is almost 40 years old. This case has not been refinished and is exactly what a collector wants, nothing altered or changed that I can see.
The Dial/Face:The dial is in fine physical condition and has a wonderful patina. The lunar calendar is beautifully painted with no chips or missing paint that I can see. The hour, minute and second hand are original and fit tightly to the arbors.
The Mechanism: The Herschede 8 day weight driven 1/4 hour chiming mechanism has been running flawlessly.. It has a strong ticking sound and keeps very accurate time. The clock chimes, Westminster, Canterbury and Whittington chimes beautifully. The sound of the 1/4 hour chime and hourly strike are wonderful. The sound resonates for a nice long time.
The Pendulum: The Herschede "faux mercury" pendulum is complete and looks great.
The Weights:The 3 brass weights are original and have a wonderful patina and look fantastic. I can not see any dents, breaks, chips, etc...
The Tubes: The tubes are original, in excellent physical condition and have a great patina.
The Glass: Paneled beautifully with leaded glass door and sides, makes this clock different from all other Herschede clocks.
The Winding Key: The winding key is original and has the Herschede logo engraved on it.
The Dust Cover:The dust covers on the back and on the side doors of the clock are original and in fine physical condition. There is no staining to the cloth. There is a shadow in the picture, thats why the color is two different shades.Antique collectors and/or clock enthusiasts will love this original condition clock that is in great working order. This clock is extremely clean and looks much better in person than the photos.
The clock is being put for sale in "as found" condition. All sales are final.
If you have questions, please inquire before offerding. All questions will be responded to in a timely manner.
Payment is due within 72 hours after the end of the sale.
LAYAWAY PLAN: I offer a 6 month interest free layaway plan for this item. Please inquire for details.
Buyer is responsible for all shipping and handling costs. Actual shipping costs will be determined after the completion of the sale.
NOTE: The buyer that opts for the "buy it now" option will receive free delivery and set up within a 750 mile radius of Chicago, IL. This option only is applicable to the buyer within the continental United States of America. If you want the clock delivered and set up outside of this 750 mile radius, I must charge a fee for this service. I'm very fair about this service, so please reach out so we can discuss.
I will accept international offers. International buyers, please include a postal code when inquiring about shipping.
Thank you for visiting my sale. Good luck offerding!