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Synclocks literature


Synclock was I believe a Trademark for Everett Edgcumbe – which seems to have licensed the manufacturer of Warren Telechron self-starting hysteresis synchronous motors and coils. We recently purchased a fire damaged clock and some literature from the firm.  From the literature the motors seem to be used on everything from small wall clocks to […]

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Street Clock with Craftsmen

Street Clock Restoration – Self Winding Clock Company

In 2021, Electric Time Company was honored to be selected by the Jamaica Center Improvement Association to restore the iconic cast iron street clock located on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, NYC (see 2018 Photo). The clock had fallen into disrepair. It was most likely modified in the 1930’s with a neon advertising clock. On our […]

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Street Clock - Springfield, Massachusetts - Post Card

20′ Tall E. Howard Street Clock – Restoration

In the 1980’s The Colebrook Group of Springfield, Massachusetts asked Electric Time Company to restore a street clock that had come into their possession for a real estate project they were developing.  We owned the patterns to what we thought was the only standard two dial street clock made by E. Howard Clock Company, so after […]

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Outdoor Clock Movement

Outdoor Clock Movement

25’ diameter – The Waverly – South Beach – Miami, FL USA Electric Time worked with the architectural firm Arquitectonica  to manufacture a 30′ diameter (7.6 meter) Tower Clock. The project is located on South Beach in Miami, FL, USA. The clock has survived multiple hurricanes without an interruption. The tower clock movement is massive – […]

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Monumental Clock - Bang Sue Central Station in Chatuchak, Bangkok

Monumental Clocks

Monumental Clock manufactured for Bang Sue Central Station in Chatuchak, Bangkok on test outside our factory. A monumental clock is intended to be viewed from a great distance. These huge tower clocks are commonly seen on stadiums, waterfront properties, transit centers, and large skyscrapers. Monumental clocks can be manufactured to promote a brand, a team, […]

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Gold leaf applied on a cast iron clock dial in tower clock manufacturer's facility.

Quality is #1

Electric Time Company, a tower clock manufacturer founded in 1928 by Henry Warren, would like to take this opportunity to express how thankful we are for the skilled craftspeople in our factory, our talented engineers, and the knowledgeable people in our office. Quality is Electric Time’s number one concern. We want our customers to have […]

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Street Clock Prop

Movie Clock Prop Rental

Street Clock on the set of “Revolution” an American science fiction dramatic television series.  Telechron Wall Clock available for rent Telechron Shelf Clock available for rent Mechanical Tower Clock available for rent We can already smell the popcorn! The movie theater is a perfect place to spend a hot summer day. You can sit back in a cool, […]

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Gallery of 1960’s Clock Renderings

We are sharing from our archives a gallery of clocks we designed in the 1960’s. The clients were primarily banks, and the renderings featured analog clocks with a few digital clocks thrown in. While these designs seem very “retro” today, Electric Time still offers custom and standard designs of tower, building and post clocks to […]

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