World Largests and Largest Clocks History

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  1. largeclocks

    largeclocks Registered User

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    Lets all post photos and remember all the clocks that are the worlds largest clocks now and clocks that were worlds largest in their time or some time before and the largest clocks in every place in the world
     
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    Here is the largest clock in germany its faces have a diameter of 26 ft and it is on the St. Michael's Church in Hamburg
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    The railway station of Aarau, Switzerland has the biggest clock or one of the biggest clocks in Europe its diameter is 9 meters
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    The Shell Mex Clock is one of the biggest in London europe at 7.62 meters in diameter 86450.jpg 86451.jpg 86452.jpg 86453.jpg
     
  3. gvasale

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    I'd like to see the the world's largest clocks (or timepieces)& where they are; ok.... but there is a difference about what you're calling clocks, I'll call clock dials.
     
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    sorry but I can't find any photos of the inside of the clocks and I thought the largest clocks mean't clock dials as well
     
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    believe it or not The Trinity Church Clock Tower of Manhattan New York was once the largest clock in america and the 2nd largest clock in the world the clocks dials are or were 10 feet in diameter 86469.jpg
     
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    The Allen Bradley clock is (until the completion of the one in the mid-east) the largest lighted 4 dial, non striking clock in the world.

    Here it is pictured 4 blocks away, 3 blocks behind St. Stephan's tower.

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    Also a link to the company's website about the clock.

    http://sections.asme.org/milwaukee/history/24-abclock.html
     
  7. Mike306p/Ansoniaman

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    Great topic. I could look at these all day. Keep them coming. Mike.
     
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    St Michaels & All Angels, Coningsby United Kingdom World's Largest one handed clock its clock dial is 16 1/2 feet in diameter
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    Worlds Largest precision Pendulum Clock on the Erwin Sattler Building in Gräfelfing, Germany A very unique clock indeed 86714.jpg 86718.jpg
     
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    #11 largeclocks, Mar 12, 2011
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    Marienplatz town Hall Munich Germany worlds largest cuckoo clock
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    Colgate Clock 50 foot diameter dial 86732.jpg 86733.jpg
     
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    This was big in 1912. 89956.jpg 89957.jpg 89958.jpg
     
  12. largeclocks

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    Here is a big time piece from the past St Pancreas Station in UK 92697.jpg 92698.jpg
     
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    here is another big time keeper The St Anne's Church Clock dial in Shandon Cork is 15 feet and 8 inches in diameter 96189.jpg
     
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    last for now is Paris-Gare de Lyon clock tower I don't know the diameter yet but it is considered to be the largest clock in paris 96193.jpg
     
  16. gvasale

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    Found my photo of the giant Howard timepiece. Don't know how many were produced, but this is as far as I know, the largest they made . It lives in Worcester, Ma, in the City Hall. Shot of the dials (4) too. I have a shot of the whole tower somewhere... somewhere misplaced for now.

    This machine stands over 6' high. Massive gearing everywhere. 163332.jpg 163333.jpg
     
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    If it ever finishes, the Long Now Clock would be the largest.
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  18. Candew

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    How about an indoor clock. This is the Mejer clock and was displayed at the Chicago World's Fair in 1934 and is presently in the Detroit Historical Museum.

    Height - 14 feet, Width - 7 feet, Weight 2,500 pounds
    Frame of Solid Mahogany, Beautifully Carved and Finished
    The Clock is Driven by Weights
    Work constructing the clock was begun in 1892 and finished in 1904.

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