Delacorte Music Clock Central Park New York City

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  1. musicguy

    musicguy Moderator
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    Jan 12, 2017
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    Yesterday I was driving through Central Park in New York City(on the way to
    Dr appointment for my elderly Mother) when I heard what sounded
    like a clock chiming, I looked at the time and it was 10:30am.
    I tried to look through the trees and see where the sound was coming from
    and then I saw a very large Brass bear and other animated animals
    revolving around a large clock. I was really something to see
    yesterday morning. I just looked it up and found this link.

    Delacorte Music Clock Link

    Photo below labeled for non commercial use:

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  2. KurtinSA

    KurtinSA Registered User
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    Nov 24, 2014
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    I was scanning a batch of my slides and came across this one of the Delacorte Clock on the archway into the children's zoo in Central Park NY. I read online that in the past 20 years or so it has been converted to a digital movement. Another link said that originally it was a three-tiered mechanical clock. Has anyone seen more details of the mechanical movement?


    85 Delacorte Clock at Central Park Zoo New York NY Dec 1974 LR.jpg
  3. Mr. Time

    Mr. Time Registered User

    Feb 13, 2017
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    Thanks for posting and sharing this.

    Next time I'm in New York I definitely have to stop by and check it out, what a masterpiece!

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