Historical Facts

Historical Facts

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The Various Clock Chimes

The Westminster chimes are the same notes first used on the clock in the University Church tower of St. Mary, Cambridge, England, and in 1859, selected for the Victoria Clock Tower in the House of Parliament in London.
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History of Anniversary Clocks

In 1901, the term “Anniversary Clock” was copyrighted by the Bowler & Burdock Co., Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The term “Anniversary Clock” was coined because it had a mechanism and escapement that allowed it to run 400 days without winding. The clock became very popular as a wedding gift because it was wound once a year on the wedding anniversary.
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