As promised, today’s post features my grandson Will’s construction of the Hillsdale Clock Tower, whose clock was stopped by a bolt of lightning at 10:04 PM, that stormy night in 1955.
Below is a photo that details the bell, spire and clock face. Will fashioned the brass bell from the mortar part of an old miniature mortar and pestle set; the spire from a picture-hanging nail. He drew the clock face himself.
The pendulum (pictured above) was my idea. We used electrical tape to suspend one of the stones that Will painted.