Does your town have any special clocks, or clocks with history?

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  1. gramarye profile image59
    gramaryeposted 9 years ago

    I love to hear stories about clocks. When I travel, I research clocks before I go, and then make it my challenge to find them photograph them, and find out more about them.

    Therefore, if you have a clock of any interest where you live, I'd really like to hear about it. Yes, I am planning a holiday, and maybe I'll decide where to go based on interesting clocks!

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 years ago

    My grandfather built a four sided street clock in the 1930's--
    It was recently restored, brought back to working order and put on display in Buena Park, California. I have a hub about it.
    If you search 'clock' on my profile page you will find it. If you Google "Dreger Clock" you will also find it.
    I also have another hub about the Mariposa County courthouse, which has a tower clock that has been running since 1854-- it runs on weights that have to be reset every three days.

    You have to come to California to see these.

    1. gramarye profile image59
      gramaryeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Rochelle, that was indeed a great hub.

  3. CASE1WORKER profile image68
    CASE1WORKERposted 9 years ago

    In leicester we have a clock in the town and it marks the centre of the city being referred to as the clock tower- not sure how old it is but it has n effigy of Simon de montfort on it.

    1. gramarye profile image59
      gramaryeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Do you have a photo?

  4. Lady_E profile image69
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    lol. His name is Ben.

    Famously known as: Big Ben. smile
    (Westminster, London)

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      roll  like anyone can top that!

      jk! smile

      not here....we have a few clocks around town but nothing special about them.hmm

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image93
      Rochelle Frankposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      She may already know about this one.

    3. gramarye profile image59
      gramaryeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! great clock - you didn't tell me the history! LOL back at you!

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    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    Downtown Court house clock, has spooks it is written

  6. Hub Llama profile image61
    Hub Llamaposted 9 years ago

    There is an old clock tower on the 16th Street Mall in Denver.

    16th street mall info … tle-buses/

    1. gramarye profile image59
      gramaryeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I loved that link but it didn't talk about the clock. I've heard a lot about Denver, and I'd like to go there one day.

  7. GmaGoldie profile image81
    GmaGoldieposted 9 years ago

    During my time at Marquette - my dorm room overlooked the lighted clock - very cool.  Brought back great memories.

  8. jammieno3 profile image59
    jammieno3posted 8 years ago
  9. Beelzedad profile image58
    Beelzedadposted 8 years ago

    Here is the wiki article on the Steam Clock here in Vancouver.


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    fordieposted 8 years ago

    The Forbidden City in Beijing has a special exhibition hall dedicated to clocks received by various emperors as gifts from wetern powers. They are simply amazing.

    I gather some of the clocks are currently 'travelling' (In the Netherlands accoring to one story) but if you check you should be able to see the whole collection there, and much else besides


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