About

History

Electric Time Company has been in continuous operation since the early 1900s. We are an offshoot of Telechron, the first self-starting synchronous electric clock company. Incorporated in the state of Massachusetts USA in 1928 we have grown to a firm that has over 7,500 tower clock and street clock installations on almost every continent. We are still working on Antarctica.

1940's Tower Clock Factory - Natick Massachusetts Vintage Street Clock 1950's 1960's Tower Clock Factory - Natick Massachusetts
Tower Clock Factory Medfield, Massachusetts

We were originally located in Boston Massachusetts and have continuously expanded since that first tiny office. In the 1930s we moved to South Natick Massachusetts, in 1951 to Natick Center, in 1986 to Medfield Massachusetts and in 2007 we relocated into our current 50,000 (4,645 m²) square foot facility in Medfield Massachusetts.

Tower Clock in hot location

Photo on left: Venetian Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada USA – Temperature reaches +117°F (47°C)

Photo below: Manitoba Canada – Temperatures reaches ‑56°F (‑49°C)

Tower Clock in cold location

Manufacturing

Our current facility allows us the space and resources to design, manufacture and support our products. Standard and custom tower and street clocks are designed by our full-time engineering department using state of the art 3D modeling software. We make our own clock movements - we properly design them to fit in the enclosure or surrounding structure. If the clock is lighted we make sure there are no shadows and the clock is evenly lighted with the correct color temperature. In the case of clock hands and structures, we perform FEA analysis (finite element analysis) on the design to be certain they will stand up to wind and environmental conditions.

Gold Leafing 200 Fifth Avenue Street Clock

After a product is designed it's typically sent to our 6' x 12' CNC controlled waterjet cutting machine - and then to fabrication in one of our multiple welding and fabrication stations. In addition to the work stations, we employ rolling machines, an 11' x 11' CNC router and a 175 Ton CNC controlled press brake for bending metal, to fabricate our clocks.

Exterior Clock hands partially fabricated Exterior clock hands being sanded

Electric Time has a complete metal finishing department - offering line & circle graining and polishing, on almost any metal. Our paint finishes are applied in environmentally controlled chambers and have been tested by a National Testing Lab for UV stability, abrasion and corrosion resistance.

Met Life Tower Clock Movement

We employ a variety of skilled artisans. We can provide clock dials made of glass, sculptures with or without animation, custom castings and
artistic finishing.

Custom Clock patterned after a baseball diamond Grove at Farmer's Market Exterior Clock and Figures Custom Crafted Lobby Clock

Clock movements are designed using 3D software and then manufactured by means of CNC controlled milling, pressing and automated staking
machines. Standard clock movements are available for clock sizes from 12" to 30'. Custom design capabilities are almost unlimited - we have made
large thermometers, barometers, wind speed indicators, hygrometers, moon phase indicators, calendar indicators and linear time display devices.

Exterior Multiple Time Zone Clock

Products are assembled by our skilled technicians, inspected by our quality department and then shipped in engineered crates to your project location.
As required by electrical codes, OSHA and by most insurance companies, our products are listed for electrical safety under CUL (Canadian UL) UL and ETL.

Coded File System Staff at Electric Time Company Factory

Photo Above: Our Color Coded Project File System

Installation, service and support are available worldwide. We keep meticulous records of your project - both electronic and paper. Unique in almost any industry, we can still repair any of our products, including those dating back to the 1920s.

Our dedicated and professional staff who have been with us on average over 15 years looks forward to assisting you on your next project.