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Updating the Courthouse Clock Tower

By Doug Beard

I've enjoyed reading the articles about the old clocks in the Adair County Courthouse. I certainly remember hearing them strike throughout the day.

As the current technology is very old and I would imagine hard to fine replacement parts and especially someone who would be responsible for maintaining the operations, is it possible to replace the current equipment with electronic interfaces which would be located in the courthouse and easily programmable from a base computer? The clock faces would remain the same but the working mechanisms would be replaced with the new technology.

I'm sure it would be an expensive process but it would be nice to see the clocks operational once again and illuminated during the evening hours.

It certainly wouldn't hurt to check with a company that specializes in this type of service and get preliminary estimates. Just a thought!

This story was posted on 2023-08-17 15:14:36
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