Designing Time®


History – Tower and Street Clock manufacturer

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 10,000 tower clock and street clock installations on every continent, including Antarctica.

Electric Time historic street clockJoe Lombardo with tower clock movementElectric Time South Natick Location

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 tower clock manufacturer facility in Medfield Massachusetts.

Electric Time Medfield Location

A tower clock specifically designed to withstand the harsh cold weather in Manitoba, Canada, is shown standing tall against a frigid winter landscape. With temperatures reaching as low as -56°F (-49°C), the clock's robust construction and specialized materials allow it to continue functioning despite the extreme cold

Manitoba, Canada – Temperature reaches -56°F (-49°C)

Tower Clock Las Vegas Nevada

Venetian Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – Temperature reaches +117°F (47°C)


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.

"An artisan is shown in the process of applying gold leaf to the ornate trim of a street clock in this photo. With each piece of gold leaf carefully applied, the clock's trim begins to shimmer and shine, highlighting its intricate design and drawing attention to its beauty. The artisan's skillful application of the gold leaf ensures that the clock's trim is transformed into a work of art that catches the eye and adds a touch of elegance to the streetscape."

Gold Leaf application to a 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.

monumental clock movementTower Clock hands in fabricationEngineered Tower Clock Hands

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.

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.

ESPN custom baseball tower clock

Anitmated Tower Clock with figures

Waldorf Lobby Clock Orlando Florida USA

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.

Tourneau 57th and Madison New York City Multiple Time Zone clocks

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.

Electric Time Company project file system

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 to 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.