Reflecting a time-honored heritage of master craftsmanship, the Herschede floor clock has long stood in the American home as a symbol of taste and refinement. In the serene charm of its mellow chiming, you will find a compelling yet unobtrusive sentinel as it marks the passing hours. and, as it continues to note the hour, year after year, you will know the deep satisfaction that comes with the possession of an instrument of rare beauty and of mechanical perfection.
Herschede Tubular chimes furnished in the floor clocks are made of triple-process bell metal, seamless, drawn with great care. They are highly polished nickel and have a rich deep tone and are superior in tone quality to any other make on the market. Floor chimes are tuned in sets by well-known Cincinnati Professor of Harmony to absolutely true pitch and are delightful because of their harmonious, sweet, resonant tone.
Chime rack springs are fitted with patented spring tension adjusters by which the blow of the hammer on the tube can very easily and accurately be adjusted, insuring proper volume for the chimes.
Lord, through this hour
be thou our guide
So, by thy power
No foot shall slide.
Traditionally rung from the Victoria clock of the House of Parliament, these beloved chimes are correctly reproduced on four tubular bells. The original melodic inspiration is to be found in the fifth bar of Handel's magnificent symphony, "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth."
"Turn again, Whittington, Lord Mayor of Londontown."
Accurately rendered by eight bells, this old English melody first belonged to the Church of St. Maryle Bow, from whose chimes the boy Dick Whittington is said to have received the calling to return and become "Lord Mayor of London-town."
"I can pass this way but once,
Any good, therefore, that I can do, let me know it now,
Let me not neglect it or defer it,
For I shall not pass this way again."
This beautiful carillon was inspired by the great Cathedral of Canterbury. Played on six tubular bells, it has long been cherished among the finest musical expressions of its kind.