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Old Jan 16, 2008, 2:41 PM   #1
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In the Gastown district of Vancouver, B.C. in the midst of quaint boutiques, shops, and restaurants sits this operating steam driven clock. Gastown is located a few blocks East of the central business district of Vancouver and just a few blocks from the waterfront to the North.

These are scanned 35mm slides taken about ten years ago.

The first shot is a bit busy. I hadn't learned the KISS (Keep it simple, stupid) rule, yet! I was trying to get the clock, the large tree in the background, and the light poll. You can see steam coming out of the top of the clock.



The second shot shows a bronze plaque at the base of the clock.



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Old Jan 16, 2008, 4:12 PM   #2
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When your post said Steam Clock my first thought was Gastown. Everyone who visits Vancouver stops by the clock. Thanks for the memories.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 4:28 PM   #3
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Beautiful clock, Cal. Thanks for the information about it.
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Cal, a beautiful clock, and fascinating story. When I read the challenge, I immediately began thinking of clocks powered in unusual fashion, but I never thought even for a moment about one driven by steam. Thanks for the pic and story.

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Old Jan 16, 2008, 6:02 PM   #5
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This is the most unique clock I have ever seen, never new anything like this existed. Very cool!

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Yes, quite fascinating especially with the background on the plaque.
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Wow thats really cool and interesting, thanks for sharing Cal

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Old Jan 17, 2008, 1:37 AM   #8
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I have seen that clock. I think that you captured it quite nicely.
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I noticed that Raymond L. Saunders is a horologist. I thought a horologist was a woman of the evening who rented out by the hour. I guess it must refer to anyone who deals in time.
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I think you've got your spelling wrong, Bynx. The name of the "trade" you refer to starts with a "w"!

According to Webster's American Dictionary--College edition: horologist: 1. an expert in horology 2. a person who makes clocks or watches.

horology: the art of making time pieces or of measuring time.

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