Beautifully lithograph certificate (#11) from the Herman Miller Clock Company issued
in 1927. This historic document has an
ornate border around it. This item is hand signed by the Company's President ( Herman Miller ) and Secretary ( D.J. De Pree ) and is
over 77 years old. The certificate was issued to William C. Croll and is endorsed by him on the verso.
The Herman Miller Clock Company is located in Zeeland, Michigan. It was an outgrowth of the Herman Miller Furniture Company. In the 1937, it became the Howard Miller Clock Company when Herman Miller's son, Howard, took it over. Today there is no formal relationship between the two companies.
In 1905, the Star Furniture Company, a manufacturer of high quality traditional-style bedroom suites, opens for business in Zeeland, Michigan.
In 1909, the Star Furniture Company is renamed Michigan Star Furniture Company.
In 1923, the Michigan Star Furniture Company becomes the Herman Miller Furniture Company when D.J. De Pree convinces his father-in-law, Herman Miller, to purchase the majority of shares of Michigan Star Furniture Company. De Pree becomes the first president of the Herman Miller Furniture Company, which continues to manufacture reproductions of traditional home furniture.
1927, the Herman Miller Clock Company is founded. The clock company made traditionally designed clocks and later adds Gilbert Rohde designs.
In 1937 the Herman Miller Clock Company is turned over Herman Miller's son, Howard Miller, who renames it the Howard Miller Clock Company.
The clock company made traditionally designed clocks and later added the Gilbert Rohde designs.
History from Herman Miller Furniture Press Information.
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