Incomparable workmanship. Unsurpassed quality. A quest for perfection. It’s what Howard C. Miller insisted on when he founded the company back in 1926, at the age of 21. Even then, Howard Miller understood the need to create products that would be steeped in quality and value. He expected nothing less than the best. And it was only under those strict ...Read More
Stylish, but not sturdy. I wanted a clock with illuminated numbers so I could see it when I wake up at night. I use it in my office/guestroom. I really like its look and that it is small enough to fit on a end table. The casing is 'faux', but it is pretty solid.(heavy) It has a turn-style alarm (so it cannot be set to the minute if you are wanting that) and there is no snooze. The alarm is a gradually increasing beep-beep, which is good for lighter sleepers. Unfortunately, the handle piece on top is plastic and broke within days of purchase after an accidental fall (on carpet). This was disappointing since , although not super expensive, it wasn't a bargain either. Overall I like it, with some obvious issues.
"Everything I had dreamed of". This Howard Miller grandfather floor clock is everything I had expected. Its elegant design will make a gorgeous heirloom for my children and grandchildren. I love the cherry finish because it matches perfect with my other furniture in my great room. It is for my personal use to tell time as well as a nice decoration piece featuring detailed woodwork. It has a beautiful sounding chime that will be a constant reminder of my 30th year anniversary at my company! The free nameplate is a great addition as a keepsake.
A Fine Household Clock. My husband received this clock in 1993 as a birthday gift. It has a deep chime that is very pleasant to hear floating through the house. The clock makes a lovely impression and is located on our hall table. The wood cabinet is as beautiful as the first day we received it. I expect it to last at least 100 years, giving joy.
I love this clock. I received this clock in 2004 as a gift for 25 years of service from my employer, it still works great after 5 years. It keeps perfect time and has the best sounding electronic chimes that I have ever heard. It sounds just like mechanical chimes, everyone that hears asks what brand it is. You can't go wrong with this clock.
A beautiful addition to our home. I've always loved grandfather clocks, but was especially drawn to the unique design of this clock. The dark, rich color and curved lines make a very attractive conversation piece in our living room. I highly recommend anyone to look at this, especially if you can see it in person.
Incomparable workmanship. Unsurpassed quality. A quest for perfection. It’s what Howard C. Miller insisted on when he founded the company back in 1926, at the age of 21.
Even then, Howard Miller understood the need to create products that would be steeped in quality and value. He expected nothing less than the best. And it was only under those strict conditions that he allowed his name to grace every clock manufactured at our sprawling facility in Zeeland, Michigan.
Howard Miller was schooled in the fine art of clockmaking by his father, Herman, in the Black Forest region of Germany. Howard developed into a visionary whose keen sense of innovation spawned a tradition of excellence that has been uncompromised through three generations.
While the early years focused on the manufacture of chiming wall and mantel clocks, Howard Miller also produced trend-setting avant garde clocks that stand today in collectors' galleries. During World War II, Howard Miller joined forces with the Ford Motor Co. to produce anti-aircraft covers. In the 1960s, the company turned its attention to grandfather clocks, eventually earning the company the title of "World's Largest Grandfather Clock Manufacturer."
In 1989, Howard Miller began creating collectors cabinets with the same attention to detail and craftsmanship inherent in their clockmaking. Fashioned from glass and hardwoods, the cabinets are ideal for displaying heirlooms, plates, glassware and other collectibles.
As part of the company's continuing effort to bring customers only the best in handcrafted products, Howard Miller recently acquired three companies: The Hekman Furniture Company produces a strong cadre of carefully sculpted hardwood pieces that range from 18th and 19th Century reproductions, to contemporary products featuring fine metals and exotic woods. The Woodmark Company makes fine upholstered pieces. And the exquisite movement in many clocks they offer is made by Old World craftsmen employed by the Kieninger Company of Germany.
While Howard Miller products might once have been primarily considered as gifts for weddings, anniversaries and retirements, the company's expanded line of offerings is enticing more and more buyers who simply desire quality timepieces and furniture in their homes and businesses -- no occasion required.
They offer hundreds of items to complement any decor ranging from portable alarm clocks to desk sets to wall and mantel clocks to collectors cabinets to limited edition grandfather clocks. And in price ranges that may surprise you - from $5 to $15,000.
No matter the price of the purchase, you have the same assurance that Howard C. Miller provided when he began offering clocks more than 70 years ago: That quality be reflected both in the products they create, and in the people whose artistic talents they rely on to manufacture them.
The legacy left by Howard C. Miller isn't an easy one to emulate. But it's the only way they know of doing business. Incomparable workmanship. Unsurpassed quality. A quest for perfection.