Webb C. Ball Street Clock

Webb C. Ball Street Clock (HM2FG0)

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N 40° 28.873', W 82° 32.58'

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Webb C. Ball was a native of the Fredericktown area before opening his jewelry store in Cleveland, Ohio. After a tragic railroad accident in Kipton, Ohio, in 1891, Ball was contracted by the railroad to standardize the time of 125,000 miles of railway in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Webb was also to provide a dependable timepiece that station managers and conductors could use to ensure proper time. This clock you now see was Webb's design and cast in 1896, weighs 2,500 pounds and is 16 feet tall. The clock sat outside Ball Jewelry store from 1886 to 2007 when the clock was donated to the Fredericktown Area Historical Society and moved to Ball's home town.
HM NumberHM2FG0
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Date Added Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 369216 N 4482313
Decimal Degrees40.48121667, -82.54300000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 28.873', W 82° 32.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 28' 52.38" N, 82° 32' 34.8" W
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