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How Time Flies! Where to See the World's Clocks

By Harriet Baskas
Travel writer
msnbc.com contributor
updated 11/5/2010 9:30:59 AM ET

Oldest Continuously Running Clock — Winnsboro, S.C.

Dating back to 1837, the four-faced clock in the Winnsboro, S.C., clock tower is thought to be the oldest continuously operating town clock in the United States. The clock has an iron mechanism and a solid copper pendulum and, until it was converted to electricity in the early 1960s, “the clock was wound daily by a winder who had to climb the tower to do this,” said Pelham Lyles, director of the Fairfield County Museum.

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