Clock of the Charging Horsemen

By: Lesley

Nov 13 2013

Category: Hamilton, SIGNS


Last week, Naomi from TeaTime Reader mentioned the Birks Clock that hangs in the Hamilton Farmer’s Market. Here it is. A sign of times past. It used to have pride of place outside the Birks Jewellery store from 1930 until that iconic building was torn down in 1972. Since then it has been moved around between various display locations to various storage locations. But, about 3 years ago it found it’s current permanent home after several years of restoration. I am a little disappointed in this location as it looks sorely out of place, though it’s probably happier for being indoors. Here is a website I found with a few old photos showing the clock at a couple of its previous locations (maybe that is Naomi’s great-grandfather in one of the photos?)

Participating in signs, signs


14 comments on “Clock of the Charging Horsemen”

  1. It’s lovely (having never seen it in its previous location, this looks good to me).

  2. That’s quite a clock! It really looks better outside but for preservation’s sake, perhaps inside is better.

  3. It’s so beautiful.

  4. It’s fabulous! I’d love to see it going.

  5. that is gorgeous.

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  6. That is a wonderful looking clock. Would love to see it strike the hour.

  7. That is gorgeous, I will have to check it out!

  8. Now that’s an unusual design for a clock. It looks like a unique bell.

  9. that’s really neat!

  10. That is so beautiful šŸ™‚

  11. To me it looks like it could be a pulpit. Gorgeous piece.

  12. O what a wonderful clock

  13. Not my great-grandfather, but wonderful photos of the clock in its heyday! Thanks for profiling it!

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