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125-Year-Old Clock to Function Again

From The American Horologist magazine, October 1938

125-Year-Old Clock to Function Again

Harmony, Pa., - An ancient town clock that ticked out the minutes and boomed the hours for 125 years in this Butler county village founded by the Harmonites will be restored to use with an electrical mechanism.

The clock will be started again during the centennial celebration August 7-14. George Rapp brought the big timepiece from Germany in 1800 when he led 50 families to a 6000-acre tract here and established one of the first Mennonite colonies. 



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