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The "FATHER TIME CLOCK"... The eight ton bronze clock was a gift from the Elgin National Watch Company to the Chicago Jewelers' Association and was installed at the Jewelers' Building in 1926. Back when it was tied in with the Naval Observatory it was recognized as "the most reliable timepiece in Chicago".

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Comments (175)

~Marlene~ on April 16, 2013

Thank you again, Giorgio, for the lovely comment! I appreciate it very much!

Best regards, Marlene

flyingdutchman on April 20, 2013

A Clockwork Green.


Warm greetings,


~Marlene~ on April 20, 2013

Absolutely, FD... thank you for the Like and the visit!

Best wishes, Marlene

~Marlene~ on April 30, 2013

I thank you again, antonio, for the very nice comment... much appreciated!

Best wishes, Marlene

~Marlene~ on June 29, 2013

Thank you so much, liz, for the very kind words. I'm very happy you Like. You are welcome any time!

Greetings, Marlene

V. Balay on August 21, 2013

Красивое фото!

Мне нравится!

Привет из Минска!

~Marlene~ on August 22, 2013

Many thanks, balay, for the kind words and the visit. Both are much appreciated!

Best wishes, Marlene

Kianoush Masoudi on October 7, 2013

Very good shot

~Marlene~ on October 8, 2013

Thank you, Kianoush Masoudi, for the nice comment!

Greetings, Marlene

Ljiljana “lall” S on December 23, 2013

Nice, LIKE!

~Marlene~ on December 23, 2013

My thanks, Ljiljana “lall” S, for the kind word and your visit. I'm very happy you Like it!

Season's Greetings, Marlene

Francisco Jose Rios on February 15, 2014

Impressive composition.Congratulations Marlene...Friendly greetings from Spain Fran...Favorite photogrpher,favorite and like.

~Marlene~ on February 16, 2014

Thank you so much, Francisco, for kind words, Like and Y*. I appreciate it all very much. Thank you also for adding me to your Favorites… I am honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

coloradojak - Keep P… on July 29, 2014

A stunning and fantastic old clock. Like & Fave! (Now you need a photo of the clock on the Marshall Field/Macy building.)

Wladyslawa Zawierta on September 2, 2015

Very good shot and amazing how correctly we see the details LIKE + FAV . Greetings from Wladzia from Chicago

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 21, 2013
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2012/04/07 17:38:31