Horological Themed Christmas Ornaments?

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  1. Brad Maisto

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    I know these are not all horological, but this is the tree I get to decorate! The trains relate to the importance horology played in that industry over the years! The green tractors, just another passion. I am pretty sure the laser-engraved cherry ornament came from the Elgin Historical Society. The LS Ayers cherub sat upon the outdoor street clock in Indianapolis. This came from the Indiana State Museum and has an interesting story if anyone out there wants to hear about it?
    Thanks for Looking, Brad Maisto, KY Floral #44 Secretary
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Horological ornaments are one of my collecting interests, too, and I see some "familiar" ornaments in your collection. I'd love to hear about the cherub's history.

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  3. Brad Maisto

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    PatH,
    Here is what is printed about the “Indianapolis Cherub”,
    “The original Indianapolis Cherub was a cast bronze sculpted by Herron School of Art Professor David Rubins. It was three feet tall and perched in the Ayres clock in downtown Indianapolis from Thanksgiving Eve until Christmas Eve from 1947 to 1990. The Cherub was removed on Christmas Eve to allow Santa to take over. Until 1978, Ayres kept the Cherub’s origin a secret to “maintain an aura of romance” about the angel. The tradition continues today with the Indianapolis Cherub mysteriously appearing every Thanksgiving Eve perched on the top of his clock at the corner of Meridian and Washington Streets. Take home a part of this rich tradition.........”

    I am sure if you google this you can find actual photos of this guy sitting on the clock!
    Brad Maisto
     
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    Thanks, Brad. The link worked. What a wonderful story! And it looks like the ornaments are still available.:coolsign:
     

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