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Stopped Clocks is a public collaborative project which exists to first document all the stopped clocks in the UK, with the aim being to restore those we can to working order.

Anyone can help, so please send us any information on stopped clocks in your area and by all means post here at the blog.

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Harold Lloyd in Safety Last (1924).

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Harold Lloyd - only missing a finger and thumb NOT hand :-)

The Favourite 'suspense time'?
(try hanging on at half past six.
During an Englishman's teatime - outrageous!)

must have stripped the teeth terribly
(the temporarily stopped clock - or was it? Answers on a postcard ...)

Posted by plewis

31st Aug 2008, 21:13   | tags:,,comments (0)

Big Ben striking in 1890

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Big Ben clock tower of Westminster -
striking half past 10, quarter to 11, and 11 o'clock
Recording date: July 16, 1890
Location: Westminster, London, England
Recorded by: Miss Ferguson and Graham Hope, (for George Gouraud)
Record format: Edison brown wax cylinder (unissued)
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 39839

Posted by plewis

the long now foundation

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http://www.longnow.org/projects/clock/prototype1/

Given the long view, are stopped clocks perhaps just temporarily slow clocks?
(assuming they get going again)

Posted by plewis

Stopped Clock, New Oxford street

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It's hard to see since I was so far away, but that building in the
centre has an enormous stopped clock on the top of it, right where high
holborn turns into new oxford street.

Posted by Alfie

30th Aug 2008, 12:24   | tags:,comments (0)

shop front

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In Stanford-le-hope somewhere near the town centre.

Posted by 540air

stopped block next to trafalgar square

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The other clock faces arms have been removed. This suggests that there is current work being done rather than this being a true stopped clock

Posted by Alfie

7th Aug 2008, 23:10   | tags:,comments (0)

above via cafe

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Posted by Alfie

mistimed clock

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The other face tells the right time

Posted by Alfie