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This Week’s Theme: Rare

The Waldorf Astoria Clock was executed by the Goldsmith Company of London for exhibition at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. It was purchased by the Waldorf Astoria and was the focal point outside the Rose Room of the original hotel at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. This clock weighs approximately two tons and stands nine feet tall. Around the eight sides of the base are likenesses of Cleveland, Harrison, Washington, Grant, Lincoln, Franklin, Jackson and Queen Victoria. Under these are bronze plaques depicting various sports and scenes. Westchester chimes ring on the quarter hour.

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  1. Jenn in Holland

    Wow. A really beautiful clock. What a cool rare thing.

  2. What a fabulous old clock.. one of a kind…. rare indeed. Did you get to eat at the Carnegie Deli?

  3. Heart of Rachel

    That must be a very special clock. I would be interesting to hear about its history. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Barbara H.

    I can’t read much of the inscription, but it looks like a wonderful old clock. Detailed craftsmanship like that is rare these days.

    Thanks for stopping by my place!

  5. I’ve never seen the clock in person and I didn’t realize how large it was! Wow

  6. Wow – another breath-taking picture. Beautiful clock. Is that also in the hotel?

    Blessings to your week ahead and always.

  7. That is so beautiful! A work of art! I was unable to read the inscription, I’m sorry. But it’s obviously old, I got the part that it is from London. Just a great posting.

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