Beer Bottle Clock
The Beer Bottle Clock is an impressive 20 foot long piece and uses 300 inter-meshing beer bottles to keep time. There are three separate dials for hours, minutes, and seconds making this piece another of Stanley Clockworks unmistakably original creations. The largest gear is five foot in diameter proving it the largest and only clock to incorporate bottles in its movement. Using computer added drafting and centuries old clockmaking methods it took five months to make this a possibility.
The clock sports only Yuengling Lager bottles. The brewery is the oldest in America and has a strong local following making the bottles simple to obtain. The beer bottles came from three sources: the local recycling center, the local bar, and whatever the clockmaker could contribute.
Due to a newfound interest in the art community, recycled art has been gaining popularity. The recycling center and bar were more than happy to contribute their time and energy into making this clock tick.
The timepiece uses three different dials, one for the hours, minutes, and seconds. In the picture above the time is 2:20.
Dims: 21 x 4 x 7 ½ Feet
6.4 x 1.2 x 2.3 Meters
It seems that our clock has generated some attention! Below are links to some of the write-ups around the Net…
- How did they get 300 beer bottles past security at the airport?
- Yuengling beer bottles drive Philadelphia clock
- Beer Bottle Clock Stops Passersby at Philadelphia International Airport
- Time is ticking at Philadephia Airport with ingenious beer bottle wall clock
- It’s Beer O’Clock At PHL
- Professional Surveyor Magazine
- Beer bottle clock at Philadelphia Airport
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