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Tower Clocks 2018-06-08T07:50:02+00:00

A majestic signature

If you’ve noticed a magnificent timepiece gracing a city square, courthouse, university, or business center, chances are it’s a Verdin. Creating fine timepieces has been the hallmark of Verdin’s clock business since the company’s founding in 1842. We are the United States’ oldest continually operating manufacturer of tower clocks and post clocks. Tower clocks have become the majestic signature of many communities; the imperial presence of a clock tower immediately creates a sense of place in any gathering area.

“RESTORING OUR CLOCK HAS BROUGHT BACK THE CHARM AND SEASONAL MUSIC TO OUR TOWN.”

HARRY W., SAINT LOUIS, MO

Every tower clock is made to order and can be customized. Verdin provides complete fabrication and installation.

Clock makers since 1842

Verdin has been fabricating durable, timeless tower clocks for 175 years at our factory in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our tower clocks grace some of the finest public places and are focal points in communities across America. Verdin offers a wide variety of tower clock designs: lighted tower clocks are available backlighted, halo lighted, or edge lighted with LEDs; a wide range of standard dial markings and hands; and special dial lettering and graphics are available. Custom designed tower clocks are our passion and the hallmark of our business.

TOWER CLOCKS

STANDING THE TEST OF TIME

Built and thoroughly tested in our factory by skilled technicians and craftsmen with decades of experience

Installed by factory-trained installation and service teams

Waterproof, windproof, and built to withstand extreme climate conditions

The highest quality LED clock lighting in the industry: Verdin Moonglow® clocks light up like a full moon, with no shadows

Clock hands made with special reinforcements to withstand the test of time

Tower clock styles

Tower Clock at Stephen F Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

SERIES I

Surface Mounted Numerals or Markers

This series uses no clock face; instead, numerals or markers are mounted to a surface or exterior of a building, which becomes the face or dial of the tower clock.

DOWNLOAD › Series I — CSI Specifications

Bell Chimes and Tower Clocks at Charlie Loudermilk Park, Atlanta, Georgia

SERIES II

Surface Mounted Dials

Featuring a clock dial mounted on a surface, this tower clock may be mounted directly to a surface with mounting brackets, and may be lighted – either from behind with a light canister, or front-lighted for a striking effect.

DOWNLOAD › Series II — CSI Specifications

Verdin Canister Tower Clocks, Rotary Centennial Tower, Fort Wayne, Indiana

SERIES III

Dial Mounted into Structure Opening

Series III – Contains a dial mounted into an opening in a structure that is the same size as the diameter of the clock. A mounting ring holds the clock in place. These clocks may be lighted from behind with a light canister using Verdin’s Moonglow®; which provides the highest quality backlighting in the industry.

DOWNLOAD › Series III — CSI Specifications (No Canister)

DOWNLOAD › Series III — CSI Specifications (With Canister)

DESIGN A TOWER CLOCK

CANISTER CLOCKS

Canister clocks have the clock movements and lights encased within the clock structure. Canister clocks are ideal for surfaces where access is limited (ie. where there is no room to mount the clock movement behind a wall or in an open tower). Canister clocks are installable practically anywhere.

CUSTOM CLOCKS

We design, build, and install custom architectural clocks for both towers and buildings. Our clocks often form the signature element of a new commercial development. Each clock is customized to enhance the landscape and architectural environment of each customer.

Crocker Park Custom Tower Clock, Westlake, Ohio

We love what we do

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TOWER CLOCK CONFIGURATOR

Design your own tower clock, choosing clock model, dial, style of hands, and size. We make it easy to create your Verdin Series I, II, III, or canister clock online, then download your final drawings in CAD or PDF files.

DESIGN YOUR TOWER CLOCK

HISTORIC CLOCKS

RENOVATING YOUR TIME WORN CLOCK

Verdin can renovate your historic tower clock, giving it additional years of service and greater efficiency. When necessary, dials can be restored or completely recreated to duplicate the original design. Creating fine timepieces for courthouses, town squares, churches, shopping centers, public parks, and universities has been the hallmark of Verdin’s clock business since the company’s founding in 1842.

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