Friday, January 02, 2009
Monday Photo Shoot: Watching the Clock
Carly at Ellipsis hosts the Monday Photo Shoot, and has asked us this week to show off our clocks in honor of the new year. So here's one that has stood the test of time.
It's an eighteen-foot-tall 1895 Seth Thomas No.5 street clock, and one of these has occupied this spot in Mishawaka Indiana since 1871. Vintage replacements were installed in 1938 and again in 1994, due to unfortunate encounters between their predecessors and passing traffic. Replacing them is not an easy project, as these haven't been made in over a hundred years.
This particular one is the source of some local controversy. It is the official city timekeeper, but only one side of it is working. Economic woes have delayed the needed repairs. I guess you could say it's a sign of the times.
Be sure to click over to Monday Photo Shoot to see what everyone else found.
*P.S. Forgot about the extra credit, which was to show a clock with my favorite time of the day. There's no photo, and it depends on which day. On workdays, it's around 4:30PM to 5:30PM, the time I turn into the end of my driveway and speed through the woods to the Bat Cave. On days off, it's whatever time shows on the clock when I'm done sleeping.