Clock tower from London - JW Benson

Discussion in 'Tower, Monumental & Street Clocks' started by christopheryalanis, Dec 5, 2014.

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  1. christopheryalanis

    christopheryalanis New Member

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    Hello. I recently purchased a home in Newport, RI. The home has a clock tower in it. The clock states that it was manufactured by J.W. Benson, Clockmaker to the Queen of England. The clock was made in London.

    Given that the company was sold/closed in about 1973, I've had a hard time doing much research. This is one of my goals...to learn more about the clock's history...when it was purchased, price, features, etc. The clock has three chimes/bells/gongs. It has three corresponding weights which drop about 20 feet (down the tower and then the stairwell).

    Second, I'd like to offer to have those-interested come to my house to see the clock, and to offer their thoughts on care, maintenance, etc.

    If anyone is interested, please reply.

    Thank you,
    chris
     
  2. DeanT

    DeanT Registered User

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    You might get a little more info over at the tower clock forum. Maybe the mods for this forum will move it for you.
     
  4. christopheryalanis

    christopheryalanis New Member

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    I am trying to post...will do this soon. Thank you.

     
  5. shutterbug

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    It's been awhile, so I'll go ahead and move it for you :)
     

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