I'm always amazed at the places this job takes me. The other week, it was high up into the clock tower at the Green County Courthouse. The clock was purchased from a Boston manufacturer for $500 and installed in 1892. It is still working today. The only modification is, instead of being powered by weights and cables, they've converted it to run on electricity.
County clerk Mike Doyle looks at writings on the walls of a shed housing clock mechanisms in the clock tower of the Green County Courthouse in Monroe, Wis., Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
The original directions for care and use of the tower clock still hang.
Some vandalism has occurred to windows in the gear house.
A small shed houses the clock gears and mechanisms in the middle of the clock tower.