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Electric Time Company involved in National Register of Historic Places Renovation Project

by Administrator 19. February 2013 13:58
NY Times

The New York Times reported on the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway Administration Building's $66 million renovation in its January 31, 2013 edition. The historic Bronx New York USA building, built in 1912 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the recipient of an Electric Time Company backlit tower clock.

Citnalta Corporation, the general contractor for the renovation, purchased the custom clock to replace the clock that had once graced the façade. The 45" diameter clock resides under the sculptural head of Mercury – the Roman god of swift travel.

As detailed in the article:

"What the project did not include – at first – was a clock under the figure of Mercury, where one had once been. No money was budgeted for this extra touch. But then Michael Gargiulo, the president of Citnalta, visited the site. "He didn't think it looked right without a clock," said Matthew Blitch, the vice president of the company. The contractors learned that they could buy a 45-inch diameter clock with Roman numerals from the Electric Time Company of Medfield, Mass., for $8,000. That cost, and the labor to install it, were Citnalta's extra contribution to the project. "It adds so much to the facade of the building," Mr. Blitch said."

It’s Time for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

by Administrator 20. November 2012 12:47
Macy's Exterior Clock

 

Happy Holidays from all of us at Electric Time Company. We wish you all the best this holiday season.

Pictured left: Macy’s Flagship Store – Herald Square – New York City, NY, USA. Clock restoration and redesign. Exterior, three-sided clock with LED backlit 6’ glass clock dials. Raised dial markings. Gear detail behind dials. Completed October 2012.

We will be closed on Thursday November 22 and Friday November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Clock Restoration for an Iconic Piece of New York City

by Administrator 10. November 2011 16:16

 

Electric Time Company is proud to announce the restoration of the iconic 200 Fifth Avenue Street Clock. The historic gold painted clock has been seen on everything from the opening of the David Letterman Show to decades old photographs of the nearby Flatiron Building.  Sponsored by Tiffany & Co, the restoration process was done with the approval of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The process of restoring the clock to its former beauty took over 8 months to accomplish. This sculptural masterpiece is ready to face its next century providing the time to passersby in Madison Square.


 

Bill Nye the Science Guy Visits His Solar Noon Indicator Tower Clock at Electric Time Company

by Administrator 15. September 2011 14:16

Bill Nye, a 1977 graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca NY, and world famous scientist and teacher, has presented his alma mater with an Electric Time Company clock featuring a Solar Noon Indicator. The 10’ diameter clock has been over 10 years in the making – a collaborative effort with Electric Time Company, Bill Nye and the students of Cornell University.

Using Bill’s initial design drawings, Electric Time Company created a clock to accommodate solar noon indicator equipment. A large polished tube is connected from the back of the clock dial to the roof of the building. On the end of the tube at the roof are shutters that open to accept light from the sun when it is at its highest point of the day – solar noon. The sun on the face of the clock dial illuminates brightly at solar noon.

Bill Nye’s interest in solar noon and timekeeping stems from his father’s and mother’s love of science and sundials. To see more on this topic and pictures of the clock installation see; Telling Time.


Bill Nye at Electric Time Company Factory in Medfield, Massachusetts

 

Tower Clock Installation

 

Tower Clock at Solar Noon

 

Tower Dedication Ceremony

Street Clock Restoration - Steinway Street - Queens New York City

by Administrator 11. June 2011 09:59

Electric Time Company of Medfield MA USA completed the restoration and installation of the Steinway Street Clock located in the Borough of Queens New York City. The restoration was sponsored  by the  Central Astoria LDC.

The  clock  was originally made  by the Howard Clock Company of  Boston, MA was restored to it’s original design - with a watch bezel and winder.  This clock design is also available new.

 

Before                                                                                After

Street Clock Restoration