Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Clock That Does More than Tick-Tock

Wisconsin - Apostle's Clock, Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh

Notes: This is the Apostles Clock at the Oshkosh Public Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  The clock is 8 feet tall, and was finished in 1895 by a German immigrant named Mathias Kitz.  Every hour, an angel rings a gong, which starts a 3 minute long show featuring lights and music.  In the center above the clock faces, Jesus emerges from a door.  The Apostles come out of a side door in a line, and as they pass Jesus, they nd to him.  Well, most of them do, anyway.  The last Apostle is clearly Judas Iscariot, who turns his head away from Jesus instead of nodding.  You can see a video of it here.

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