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The Story Of New York's Sidewalk Clock

Manhattan jeweler William Barthman and employee Frank Homm embedded a clock in the sidewalk in front of the jewelry store in 1899. The original clock was a proto-digital clock that displayed the hour and minutes without a dial -and when Homm died, it didn't want to work correctly anymore. It's been replaced with a dial clock, and has changed over time, but there is still a clock in the sidewalk at the corner of Broadway And Maiden Lane. Read about the history of the famous clock and see a video at Hodinkee. Link  -via the Presurfer


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That historic cast iron sidewalk clock featuring a very unusual design incorporating a bell-cast shaped column base simply made a strong statement as a landmark in New York..
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