maintained an observatory where two astronomers of great ability verify the rating of the Master Elgin Clocks by which all Elgin Watches are regulated. Every clear night in the year they make eleven checks of the earth's rotation against twelve stars so remote that their gigantic orbits are imperceptible. From the average of these 132 observations true star time is calculated. In turn, this is translated into commercial time. This absolute precision has given the Elgin standard of accuracy its great fame.The tower was toppled in 1966. Today, it lends its name to the Clock Tower Plaza Shopping Center, just down the river from the Grand Victoria Casino.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Preview - no Silver Bells, just Golden Leaves: Elgin Clock says it's Almost Time for Christmas in Chicago editions
click for larger viewYes, we're finally going to get around to our annual collection of holiday shots from around Chicago, mostly downtown. We hope to have a page up tomorrow linking to all of our Christmas posts from 2006 to 2009, and then on Thursday have the 2010 photo's. For now, here's a sample from the Ogilvie Station.