Tag Archives: clocks

  • FIRST TIME. Street clocks of 1st Avenue

    September 6, 2007

    Remember that Outer Limits episode where David McCallum creates a “time tilter” out of about 200 clocks and a lot of piano wire? Your webmaster is also a clock aficionado. The basic clock design, numbers from 1 to 12 arranged in a circle with two “hands,” lends itself to thousands of design possibilities, and NYC artisans over the […]

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    May 1, 1999

    Decorative street clocks were often placed on sidewalks to attract business, especially jewelry stores. On this page we’ll take a look at some of the ornamental clocks that grace the sidewalks of New York City. Many of these clocks still work!   The Barthman Jewelers store’s embedded sidewalk clock on Broadway and Maiden Lane was first […]

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