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Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tower Clock

 
 
Tower Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
1. Tower Clock Marker
Inscription.  
Man'f. Seth Thomas Clock Co. 1888
Dedicated to
William F. Allen
1846 - 1915

Born in Bordentown
and the
designer of Standard Time
1883
William Feaster - Curator

 
Erected by Bordentown Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 40° 8.781′ N, 74° 42.655′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Crosswicks Street (New Jersey Route 528) near Farnsworth Avenue (New Jersey Route 662). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bordentown Female College (within shouting distance of this marker); Friends Meeting House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bordentown (about 300 feet away); Thomas Paine (about 600 feet away); First movement by steam on a railroad in New Jersey (about 800 feet away); Borden's Towne
Clock Tower on Former Bordentown, NJ City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Rc
2. Clock Tower on Former Bordentown, NJ City Hall
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to School No. 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Was The Home Of Joseph Hopkinson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
 
Also see . . .  Bordentown Historical Society. The building's current occupants. (Submitted on February 5, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Closeup of clapper that strikes the clock bell image. Click for full size.
By Rc
3. Closeup of clapper that strikes the clock bell
William F. Allen banner on display in Bordentown image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
4. William F. Allen banner on display in Bordentown
Born in Bordentown in 1846, Allen is credited with helping to establish standard time. As editor of the Railroad Guide and Secretary of the Railway Association, his understanding and advocacy of standardizing time by zones and was instrumental in the implementation of standard time in the United States and Canada in 1883. The Old City Hall clock tower on Crosswicks Street is dedicated to William F. Allen.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on March 30, 2009, by Jamie Beth Hartshorn of Bordentown, New Jersey. Photos:   1. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   4. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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