Grandfather clocks

Howard Miller JH Miller II Limited Edition

09.20.10

The Howard Miller JH Miller II Limited Edition grandfather clock is one of the most exceptional grandfather clocks available in the marketplace today, anywhere!

Not only is the movement a Kieninger German made triple chime movement, but the grandfather clock’s movement is what is known as a tubular chime movement.  Most grandfather clocks shoppers, even sophisticated ones, do not know what a tubular chime grandfather clock is, or how it is different.  Instead of striking on chime rods, each of the nine hammers strike on a tube, in essence a pipe, of a different length.  Because each tube or pipe is a different length, it plays a different note.  Tubular chime grandfather clocks have a distinctly different sound than most all of the other grandfather clocks on the market today.  The sounder is deeper, richer, and will resonate throughout a home much more so than any other new clock made by any other of the top manufacturer’s of grandfather clocks today.

If one wants and can afford the highest-end grandfather clock that is not only tremendously gorgeous (more on this later), but also will be heard throughout a home, and have a deeply resonant warm rich tonal quality, this is a grandfather clock to be seriously considered.  It is absolutely an heirloom quality grandfather clock.  Here is a very small picture of it which links to the clock on our website:

Howard Miller J. H. Miller II Grandfather Clock Model 611-031 (611031) <- [Links to clock on our website]

If one looks at the larger picture on our website, one can see more clearly the 9 tubes upon which the 9 hammers will play either the Westminster Chimes, St Michaels Chimes, or Whittington Chimes, depending upon which one of the available three you select.

This clock is also a LIMITED EDITION clock for the life of the run (not per year, like some limited edition grandfather clocks), with a relatively small number being made in total, so grandfather clocks collectors might want to give special thought to this one.

The case is also spectacular and as just as teaser — you can read all about it on our website – this grandfather clock features sixteen different species of hardwoods and veneers. These are Cherry, Crotch Figured Mahogany, Russian Walnut Burl, Movingue, Maple, Ebony, Padauk, Silver Gum, Black Cherry, Magnolia, Beech, Avodire, Anegre, Pearwood, English Sycamore, and Boxwood. Some of these species are very rare.

If one want this grandfather clock with the amazing woodwork and with the relatively speaking more common, and less loud, “regular” super high quality German-made Kieninger triple chime movement which strikes the notes on chime rods, one can purchase the exact same case with this more traditional movement.

That clock is known as the Howard Miller JH Miller II Limited Edition clock, and is also being produced in a Limited Edition over the life of the clock.  If you want the best of the best without the tubular chimes, this is a grandfather clock you may want to seriously contemplate:

Howard Miller J. H. Miller Grandfather Clock Model 611-030 (611030) <- [Links to clock on our website]

This clock is also an absolute heirloom quality Limited Edition grandfather clock that would be sure to be enjoyed by many generations!  Both of these grandfather clocks are worth a special look if one is looking to purchase the best grandfather clock money can buy, and it fits within your grandfather clock budget.

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