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galvanised steel & etched stainless steel
H 380 x W (?) x D (?) cm (E)
commissioned by West Dunbartonshire Council
West Dunbartonshire Council
West Dunbartonshire Council
at all times
SINGER WOVEN IN TO THE / FABRIC OF CLYDEBANK; above clock: 1884–1963 / THE CLOCK STOPPED / FRIDAY 15TH OF MARCH AT 5 PM; below clock: Moving fingers poin the hour / Round thy lofty four square tower / 'Pro tempore' they proclaim / Out of dreams these workshops came / And as dreams pass with the morn / New realities are born / by TM STRANG; below the second clock face: [information panel about Dalmuir Park, Mountblow Road Entrance]; Fabric printing was transformed when / cylinder printing supplanted the previous / block printing method. This new type / of printing was highly productive and able / to produce faultless repetitive patterns; SODA / In the soda industry - sulphuric acid was used to decompose / common salt for the production of bleaching powder and / chloride of lime. The residues of the operation were / converted in to a soda used by soap makers, bleachers, / dyers and potters.; Before it was electrified in 1926, it took 4 men, 15 minutes, / twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays to wind it up. / The clock face was 26 feet in diameter. / Each cast iron dial weighed 5 tons. / The height of the Singer clock tower was 226.5 feet. / It was said to be the largest 4 dial electrically operated turret / clock in the world. / The Singer letters which sat above the clock were 13 feet high / The size of the numerical figures was 4 feet 7 inches by / 13.5 inches. / Length of the minute hand was 12 feet and 8.25 inches. / Lenght of the hour hand was 8 feet 9 inches. / The electrical system supplying hte clock was called a / Pulsynetic or "Waiting Train" movement and was specially / designed. / Image courtesy of West Dunbartonshire