The clock has been keeping time for Waterville residents for over 100 years. But it was getting “tired” after all those hours on duty. Even though it was still running, years of over oiling had slowed it down, said the News and Citizen. The clock sits in the Town Hall tower and since there is no insulation or heat, it must operate at temperatures from well below zero to 100. The clock was designed and built in the 1890s by Boston-based George Stevens. There are 10 of Stevens’ clocks in Vermont, three of which are in Lemoille County. Now, thanks to some cleaning and minor repair, the approximately 300-pound clock and bed are set to keep time for another generation before it ticks off again.
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TIME DOESN’T STAND STILL IN WATERVILLEby
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