New Courthouse Clocks Gallery Page 2
 

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The new hands for the new clocks

The backsides of the new hands

Detail of the counterweights on the new hands

Pat, a Verdin employee, puts some finishing touches on the new clock face

A view of the new east clock face being lifted into place

Another view of the new east clock face being lifted into place

The new clock face ready for placement into the building

Unfortunately the new faces were incorrectly measured and could not be installed on this day

October 1, 2008 - The correctly measured new south clock face awaits installation

Interior view of the opening for the south clock face

The new east clock face waits to be installed.  The brick wall on the right is the elevator shaft.

A Verdin employee removes parts from the old south clock face

Another view of the number ring being removed from the old south clock face

A Verdin employee looks out the east old clock face as he prepares to remove the number ring

A Verdin employee begins separating the pieces of the old east clock face

A view of the new south clock face as seen from Main and Court streets

A close up of the new south clock face.  It may say 12 o'clock, but this photo was taken at 10:35 am 

Another view of the south clock the day before they started keeping time

Part of the old clockworks, this dial used to show the same time as the clock faces

A gentle touch to the perfectly balanced 98 year-old pendulum made it swing for over half an hour

A no longer needed weight from the old clockworks lies almost forgotten in a corner

The old clockworks.  The grey power box and black electric motor were most likely added in the 1950's

The old pendulum swings in a specially built chamber.  Do to the small size, debris can not be easily removed

This timer system controls when the lights for the courthouse clocks turn on and off

This tiny box controls the four new clocks. The small, flat, silver battery near the top right is only the size of a quarter

A detailed look at some of the brass gears in the old clockworks

 

A close up view of the gears on the backside of one of the old clock faces

 

A detailed view of a number ring section.  Note the cracked glass between 7 and 8 o'clock

Some number ring sections from the old clocks stacked with their backsides up

Another view of the number ring sections stacked on the fourth floor

 

 
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