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Discussion in 'Horological Misc' started by Ralph, Oct 2, 2013.
I don't have any details on it, but it looks pretty good.
Actually, it's not in the Whitehouse but in the Capital Building outside of the Senate Chamber.
It's been called the "Ohio Clock" (for reasons somewhat unclear). It was made in 1815 by a Thomas Voight of Philadelphia for the Senate Chamber.
For an article about this clock, its history (including surviving a bomb explosion in the 1980's) and its maker, see this Bulletin article:
Ah the Bulletin. So much information at your finger tips.
Thanks for the info.
David Gow from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts recently restored the movement. I've posted a link somewhere here on the M.B. to a time lapse video of him reassembling it.
Here is a link to that thread, as well as an active link to the Youtube video showing the reassembly process. For future reference, if the link goes bad, just Google "Ohio clock video" and you should be able to find it again.
There was a report on NBC nightly news, 10/10/13, that the clock had stopped due to the current Federal gov't. shutdown as the employee that winds it was furloughed.
funny to revisit this thread and read that last comment...
the manager of my tennis club is a great-grandson of voight and shared this write-up done by family members...
It’s not in the White House.
It’s in the Capital Building and it stands outside of the Senate Chamber.
It’s called the “Ohio Clock” made by Thomas Voigt of Philadelphia.
The clock was discussed previously on the MB.
i searched the MB using the built-in search engine and google... couldn't find any other threads.
Yes, this clock was discussed a ways back.
The present one is the best and was started in 2013
Pictures of clocks back in their day.
Scroll down to posting 254.
David Gow quickly reassembling the famous Ohio Clock in the U.S. Capitol.
It's linked to above.
There's also a link to a Bulletin article.