School Bell Tower Clocks
Installed by the Rotary Club in 2016.
We replaced the non-working original mechanical clock with 4 electric motors and it's controller.
Original mechanical clock with pendulum, that was wound by students for many years until it quit working in 2005. A mechanical marvel for sure! One output shaft ran up to the tower, which then drove the 4 clocks thru a huge bevel gear!
All this replaced with 4 small motors and a control box, located in the same room as the Carillion control.
Pictures of original mechanisms below.
Side view of clock
End view of clock
Bevel gears in tower, caked in pigeon doo-doo.
Shaft direct to clock dials.
All that mechanics replaced with a small controller, some cabling and 4 motors! The clock hands attach direct to the motor shaft.
1. 99B-M1 controller, clock motors and clock hands purchased from Electric Time for $6923. Tom and Tay saved $3000 by doing it themselves, as compared to the Verdin quote. . Electric Time has their records listing us as the "School Bell Tower by Rotary Project", when calling.
2. Daylight Savings Time automatically adjusts and has an internal battery backed timer, that resets hands automatically after power outages. Until a problem arises, no maintenance required.
3. Replaced 4 clock lights with new 12VAC LED waterproof spot lights from Lowes. Dusk to Dawn lighting controller supplys 12VAC to lights.
The view from John Borches sidewalk. John generously donated to have the lights added. Thanks John, what a difference!
Bracken County News article 10-13-22