Nels Johnson Century ‘Tower Clock’
This Nels Johnson Century 'Tower Clock' was the very first Tower Clock placed in a business building in Muskegon, Michigan. It lived in the Lyman Building, built by Lyman Mason in 1889. The Lyman tower was dismantled in 1950. The rest of the building survived and became the Muskegon Mall in 1970.
The history of Nels Johnson was amazing. He was a Danish-born blacksmith’s apprentice. He stowed away from Quebec and made his way to Manistee, Michigan, by 1871.
He was a self-made man who built and rebuilt (after a fire) his own foundry and machine shop, and he was an astronomer and taught himself algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
We are excited to offer this item.
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