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Johnson Jewelry Street Clock Collection

Identifier: MG-442
This collection details the movement, cleaning, and restoration of a tower clock in Colorado Springs. The collection documents the project of moving the clock and includes background information on the clock, including articles. There are photographs of removing the clock from its location, cleaning and restoration, and reinstallation and placement in its new location on the north side of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.


  • 1988 - 1989


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Use

These records are open to researchers for personal or scholarly research. Most of the records in the collection are available for photocopy, depending on the preservation needs of the material as well as other variables not specified here. Researchers, however, are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use materials and documents. These records are part of the permanent collection in the archives of the Library & Research Center of the National Watch and Clock Museum and researchers are required to comply with the Archive Rules when using the collection.


1 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

The E. Howard street clock was originally installed at 26 East Pikes Peak near the Johnson Jewelry Company, from which the clock derived its name. It was relocated to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at 25 West Kiowa Street in the early 1960 after being given as a gift to the city of Colorado Springs by Dr. Walter Cogswell. When the museum reloacted to 215 South Tejon Street, they could not relocate the clock immediately as it was cost prohibitive. The clock was eventually relocated to the museum's new location in 1989 due in part to efforts put forth by both the Colorado Centennial chapter of the NAWCC (Chapter 100) and Friends of the Pioneers' Museum.


The arrangement of this collection reflects the original order of the material, with photographs of the removal of the clock presented first, before going in to the history and specifications of the clock, before returning to photographs of the project as it progressed with cleaning and restoration, and ultimately reinstallation of the piece.
Kate Van Riper, Archivist
Autumn 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512