Monumental Clocks

Discussion in 'Tower, Monumental & Street Clocks' started by groundhog, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. groundhog

    groundhog Registered User

    Nov 29, 2006
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    Has anyone any info on the monumental clocks? I've had a hard time finding any sites that have any info or pics of these old grand clocks.
  2. jmclaugh

    jmclaugh Registered User

    Jun 1, 2006
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  3. burnz

    burnz Inactive User

    Jan 24, 2006
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    Yep--NAWCC is a very good place to start. I have always wanted to see the Engle clock in person. Havn't made it yet.
  4. John Nagle

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    I thought those types were called Apostolic Clocks and the large figural clocks by Farcot,Complications by Jens Olsen, etc were the monumental clocks. The musical black forest clocks shown near the Engle clock are really neat but they frequently appear so I never found them to be monumental.
    It doesn't really matter to me because they are all awesome things to see.
    There is one at the Hershey,Pa. Museum. Smaller than the Engle Clock, if memory serves me the main time movement is a Waterbury or similar movement from the era.
    The Time Museum had one.

    Probably of interest to Engle clock fans is a little booklet published by Mr. & Mrs. Wheelock. It gives a sketch of Engle's early life as written by him.
    I have a flyer from the tour when it was in Reading in 1878. They should be easy to obtain as I had offered it to the NAWCC Library a few years ago and the person I talked to said they already had copies which were quite common.
    One thing in the flyer I find amusing is the warning: "Beware of Imitators!"

    John Nagle

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