The Founders Hall Clock

excerpt from The Juniatian ~ June 8, 1925

CLASS OF ’25 PLACES MEMORIAL CLOCK ON OLD FOUNDER’S
Formally Presented to College Saturday Evening by Senior President

Last Monday the entire school was greatly pleased to see a large clock replace the circular window in the front of Founder’s Hall. The clock is a present to the college from the class of ’25. It was manufactured in Boston by the Howard Watch and Clock Company and installed by T.W. Black & Co., local jewelers, who will keep the mechanism in perfect running order. With proper care the time-piece should last at least a century. The dial, which is fifty inches in diameter and one-half inch thick, is made of fine ground glass. The numerals of the class as well as the hour numerals are baked on the dial by a special process to secure them from the effects of weathering. At night the face will be made conspicuous and more beautiful by a large illuminating reflector which is being supplied by Mr. Hill. The works, which are capable of operating four dials, are run by a ninety-five pound weight.

On Saturday evening at 5:35 the big clock was dedicated and formally presented to the college. Stanley Stroup, President of the Senior Class, made the presentation speech, and President Brumbaugh replied in behalf of the college. The excellent memorial should be an increased inspiration to future classes to present the college with some lasting gift as a token of appreciation to their Alma Mater. The entire Juniata family joins in thanking the Seniors for the gift that will mete out time as the years roll by.

 

Founders Hall, January 2008.

 

 

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