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Carroll's Fine Jewelry Historic Clock

2700 24th Ave E

This clock used to be part of the Clock Walk, but was moved from downtown Seattle in 2008. Carroll's Fine Jewelry closed in conjunction with the renovation of the Joshua Green Building. Until that time the clock was located at the southwest corner of 4th and Pike, across from the clock at Ben Bridge Jewelers. Ben Bridge now represents the last of the many, marvelous clocks on Pike Street.

Carroll's Fine Jewelry

The Carroll family donated their clock to Seattle's Museum of History and Industry, who installed it at the entrance to the museum. The museum will be moving to the historic Armory Building at the south end of Lake Union in 2012, and the clock will move again with them.

Here's the history of the clock as told on the old Carroll's website:

"In the year 1913, Thomas J. Carroll commissioned Joseph Mayer and Sons to create the magnificent clock standing outside our store and which has become a historical landmark of Seattle's downtown community.

"Our clock has been featured in the publication Historic America - The National Trust for Historic Preservation 1995 Engagement Calendar, amongst many other publications.

"Carroll's clock features a key-wound gravity driven pendulum movement visible at street level through the beveled glass side panels. The movement was manufactured by Howard and Company. The weight of our clock is estimated at 2 tons and is twenty feet in height. Winding of the clock movement is a weekly occurrence and a Monday morning tradition."

I've had the immense pleasure of winding the clock once myself at its new home.

At its old home:

November 17, 2009
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