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FAQ: Roman IIII vs. IV on Clock Dials

Clocks and Time This is an extensive illustrated discussion of the topic. Introduction The following is an edited compendium of various theories, primarily postings to the Clocks Mailing List and to the alt.horology newsgroup in 1995-6 concerning why the Roman IIII is used instead of IV on clock dials. W. I. Milham: “There is a […]

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Tower Clock – Orlando Station – Soweto, South Africa

  From: G.M. Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 6:30 AM To: Martina S. Galvin Subject: Orlando Station Clock South Africa Hi Martina We have completed the clock at Orlando Station Soweto. The Electrictime mechanism was installed without a hitch an work first time we switched on. I took this picture from a balloon so that […]

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Wall Street Journal has to say about Old-Style Public Street Clocks

By WILLIAM M. BULKELEY Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Their time has come, again. Not so long ago, public clocks appeared doomed in the U.S. Inexorably, they faded from view, replaced with faceless digital readouts on modern facades — or with nothing at all. The watchless were left to their own devices. People […]

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Mendota Heights, MN – LED Color Changing Clock

Mendota Heights LED Color Changing Building Tower Clock Custom clocks for a client in Minnesota, Electric Time in a partnership with the lighting designer manufactured four custom clocks which are interconnected with the projects DMX controlled lighting system. Dials are made of a custom translucent glass and each clock is backlighted with RGB LED lighting […]

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Rock around the clock

Polymer bearings keep the beat New York—The new G300 polymer bearing material from igus (East Providence, RI) is helping New Yorkers keep accurate time. The bearing material keeps custom clocks from Electric Time (Medfield, MA) running outside of the Tourneau Store. Electric Time’s outdoor clocks are regularly subjected to temperature changes from well below freezing […]

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