Herschede Clock to
be manufactured and shipped from the Original Herschede Hall Clock
Company. This clock Was not just the Last Herschede, It represents
the Last 100% American made Grandfather Clock made in Production.
Champ's Clock Shop get the Last Herschede?
Jerry Champion had become friends with Richard Herschede after a
visit to the factory during a Dealer Tour. Richard encouraged a large
purchase of clocks to Champ at the Next Market Show. It was more
money than we had ever been in debt for in our company history. We
were worried that selling this much product and being able to pay for
the order would be a problem. Richard saw something in Champ that he
didn't know about himself. The terms were 6 months and Rich told
Champ if he couldn't pay by then, they would work something out.
Jerry immediately began a sales promotion and with great success paid
off the debt in a few weeks and placed more orders.
WIth Sales of
Herschede clocks going so well for us, then receiving the end of
production letter, Jerry immediately called Richard in disbelief and
asked, "is this really all going to end ? " and somewhere
in the conversation Champ asked if anyone had asked for the last
Clock? Rich replied, "You just did, what model do you want it to
be?" Champ' Chose "The Clock" as well as another of
the same for his personal collection and an additional clock, the
Last model design, The Duke of Malborough model 8861 which also
stands in Champ's Home today.
remain friends with the Herschede family today. Their trust and
encourgement was a first for our company and we are forever grateful.
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