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A Colossal Clock.

Philadelphia will not: be 1 at a loss to learn the time of day /or night after the big clock that is to ornament the tower of the public building js put into position (says Invention)'. VA person can form some idea of its immensity wheri experienced clockmakers say ;bhat .Jit '• will take a whole calendar year, ,to place; the machinery in the tower after the building shall have completed. The bell is to weigh. between 20,0001bs and 25,0001b5, second in weight to the great Montreal' Cathedral bell, which weighs 28,0001b5, and it is calculated that its'pealing will be heard even in th' 6 most distant part of the city. ( j The famed Westminister chimes will be uaed ringmg on the quarter, half, threequarter, and hour. ■ The centre of the dial (25ft in diameter) will be 351 ft above the street. In order to distinguish the time, at night the dial will be illuminated by electricity, so that the position of the hands can be located from any point in the city.; The minute hand is to be 12ft, and the hour hand 9ft in length; A steam-engine will be placed in' ibhe tower to wind up the gigantic timepiece each day. All in all, it will be an immense affair, and a fitting emblem to the giant building now in course of erection.

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A Colossal Clock., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2447, 21 June 1890

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A Colossal Clock. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2447, 21 June 1890

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