What is the Howard Miller Grandfather Clock made of?
Even if you don’t own a Howard Miller grandfather clock, you probably recognize the name
– Howard Miller
is one of the most well known and prestigious clock companies
in the country.
The company has been manufacturing clocks since 1921
today they are known just as much for their quality as for their variety.
Howard Miller was only 21 years old, when he opened his clock factory in Michigan, having been taught the trade in Germany’s Black Forest Region
by his father, Herman.
The company first specialized in mantel clocks and chiming wall clocks, as well as the occasional avant-garde clock – today many of these are collectors’ items.
During WWII, the company played its part in the war effort by teaming up with Ford in the manufacture of anti-aircraft covers.
During the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on producing grandfather – or floor – clocks;
eventually becoming the largest manufacturer
of grandfather clocks in the world.
Today, the company manufactures a range of over 70 grandfather clocks
to suit every taste and budget, including clocks featuring traditional and contemporary designs, as well as more expensive limited edition clocks.
Their clocks all come with a two year warranty on parts and workmanship.
Howard Miller clocks are still made much the same way as they always have been. The wood used is still carefully checked for quality, and although technology plays an important part, the clocks are still essentially hand-made
, with every step of the production process checked.
The clocks are still made at the company’s factory in Zeeland, Michigan – just as they have been for over 80 years.
The time keeping mechanism is, of course, one of the most important components of any clock.
And the company is still proud of the fact that it owns the mechanism of the clocks
– Kieninger mechanisms
– which are still hand made in Germany and which many consider to be the finest clock mechanisms in the world.
The mechanism ensures accurate time keeping for years to come.
The Howard Miller grandfather clock typically features a wealth of detail and extra features. Many of them include a locking door, beveled glass, decorative molding or an illuminated case.
On some models, one of the most important parts of any clock – the pendulum – features such extra touches as banded weight shells, a center disk which matches the dial, or a finish of brushed satin.
The most expensive Howard Miller grandfather clock costs around $15,000 although you can find many models that cost less. Regardless of the price you pay for your clock, you can be assured of owning one of the finest grandfather clocks anywhere.
Browse and find your clock!
Prices are in USD
Howard Miller Madilyn Grandfather Clock
This floor clock features a distinctive split bonnet pediment that crowns the clock and a hinged lower door with an elegant oval opening. The antiqued dial features worn black Arabic numerals and minute and sweep seconds tracks and corner ornaments are...
Howard Miller Newman Grandfather Clock
This special 81st Anniversary Edition floor clock features an elegant swan neck pediment includes a turned urn finial, carved rosettes, a decorative shell carving, and book matched crotch-figured mahogany overlays. Features: -The polished brass dial fe...
Howard Miller Layton Grandfather Clock
This special 81st Anniversary Edition floor clock features a bonnet pediment with a decorative shell and vine overlay and book matched olive ash burl overlays. The brushed satin brass dial includes a silver chapter ring with applied satin black Arabic ...
Howard Miller Robertson Grandfather Clock
This special 81st Anniversary Edition floor clock features an elegant swan neck pediment which includes a turned urn finial, carved rosettes, and a decorative shell overlay on a book matched olive ash burl panel. Features: -The brushed nickel dial incl...
Howard Miller Wellington Grandfather Clock in Hampton Cherry
Experience the Howard Miller difference with the Wellington Grandfather Clock. The flat top pediment is enhanced with distinctive columns with four carved caps that frame the door. Beveled glass on all sides add to the elegant appearance of this grand...
Howard Miller Timber Creek Grandfather Clock in Indian Summer
Experience the Howard Miller difference with the Timber Creek Grandfather Clock. This elegant grandfather clock has a distressed, hand planed look for an aged appearance, and a multi-tiered flat top pediment that adds a distinctive yet casual look. Th...
Howard Miller Coco Grandfather Clock in Black Satin
. Experience the Howard Miller difference with the Coco Grandfather Clock. Finished in an attractive black satin, this curvaceous grandfather clock features a hinged top door with convex glass that frames the dial. The hinged, locking lower door has a...
Howard Miller Le Francais Grandfather Clock
Hues of antique gold accent the carved details of this elegant floor clock which is finished in beautiful Windsor Cherry on select hardwoods and veneers. The decorative carvings are extensive and include a removable shell overlay on the pediment, with ...
Howard Miller Urban II Grandfather Clock
This unique floor clock is finished in Merlot Cherry on select hardwoods and veneers. Simple lines best describe this case, which offers a flat-top pediment with nickel finished molding. A crisp, white dial features a nickel finished bezel and simply-s...
Howard Miller Greene Grandfather Clock
In the tradition of the Arts and Crafts Guild, famous for their handcrafted, simple, honest, and pure design. The cream dial continues the simplicity with dark brown corner accents, numerals, and hands. Decorative wooden moldings nicely frame the dial....
Howard Miller Taylor Grandfather Clock
For truly discriminating customers, we're proud to offer this top of the line clock from the Presidential Collection, featuring hand rubbed finishes, rare burls, the world's finest movements, and more. This particular floor clock has an elegant swan ne...
Howard Miller Glenmour Grandfather Clock
In this unique floor clock, a beautiful pediment features a crotch mahogany panel bordered by a raised, shell and vine overlay. It's special cast dial offers elaborate corner spandrels and center disc which match the decorative weights and polished pen...
Howard Miller Truman Grandfather Clock
For truly discriminating customers, we're proud to offer this top of the line clock from the Presidential Collection, featuring hand rubbed finishes, rare burls, the world's finest movements, and more. This beautiful floor clock offers an impressive, a...
Howard Miller Majestic Curio Grandfather Clock
This stately curio clock is the finest curio floor clock Howard Miller has ever produced, standing over 88" tall, a third larger than their next largest curio floor clock. It features an arched pediment which showcases book matched, rare olive ash burl...
Howard Miller Grandfather Clock Forum
Do you have a story or question related to Howard Miller clocks? Share it!
You are invited to join.
You don't need to register or to share personal information.
Share your experience with other visitors of this website and help them make a better choice.
Don't forget to add a picture to show your clock.
What Other Visitors Have Said
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
Howard Miller 610-698 Not rated yet
Will it hurt the value of this clock if I add an interior light? Thanks!
From dust collector to family heirloom. Not rated yet
I don't even remember the day that it came into the family. My mother picked it up from a yard sale, as she does with many seemingly useless …
A Big Surprise Pulled Out Of The Debris Not rated yet
It looked like a fish aquarium on wooden legs with a bird house on top. From another angle it just looked like an amorphous blue mass.
My Grandfather's Grandfather Clock Not rated yet
It was 1975, and I was on my way to grandpa’s house. I would love to visit my Grandfather. He had a great workbench with lots of tools and a record collection …
She finally got that grandfather clock. Not rated yet
When I moved into my new home last year, I inherited my mother's grandfather clock. Almost anyone who knew my mother knew about that clock. When …
Dancing in celebration for each chime. Not rated yet
My mother likes antiques and traditional furniture that can be passed from generation to generation. She is an antique finder, purchaser, and …
The Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gift Not rated yet
Looking for a perfect wedding anniversary gift for ourselves we settled on a Howard Miller Neilson Grandfather Clock . We think it is positively great …
Excited About Our Waterfall Clock Not rated yet
Howard Miller 615-052 Oasis Waterfall Floor Clock
Having decided to buy a new clock for our new home we considered various aspects. Should it be …
I was always so fascinated by this clock Not rated yet
My mother inherited this old grandfather clock from my grandfather when I was eleven years old.
The old thing hadn’t worked since long before we got …
Howard Miller grandfather clock ID Not rated yet
Hello I would like to know what model clock i have just purchased.
I found a tag with the year Dec 1985 to the registered previuos owner and the clock …
Clock chimes 12 times on all times Not rated yet
Why does my clock chime 12 times on all hours.
I have turned back the hands to 12 O Clock and it still chimes 12 at all hours.
I am …
Clock not chiming correctly Not rated yet
Chimes ok from hours 1-5. After 5, chimes are off.
Never goes past 5 or 6 chimes. Any idea on how to correct this?
I've tried turning minute hand …
Rebecca Whitaker Not rated yet
Please tell me more about this clock with SK512 116cm
354 500 E- mail Address firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to write your own.
Pendulum clocks have a history
American Colonial Clocks.
Return Home from Howard Miller grandfather clock
More Grandfather Clock brands
Return to Grandfather Clock Manufacturers from Howard Miller grandfather clock