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Time Signals
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The purpose and goal of this category is to discover, document, and preserve the memory of "Time Balls", "Time Cannons", and "Time Flaps". These now obsolete devices were used in the 19th and early 20th century as public time markers.
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Time SignalsTime Cannon, Fort Scratchley, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

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The Time Cannon (gun) was installed in Fort Scratchley when the Time Ball of Newcastle's Customs House was completed in 1877. It is fired at 1pm (as the Time Ball is dropped).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: never

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Time SignalsTime Ball, Newcastle Customs House, NSW, Australia

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"Following the completion of Newcastle's Customs House in 1877 a Time Ball was mounted atop of the building and a time gun installed at Fort Scratchley." ex sign at Fort Scratchley

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: never

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Time SignalsTime Cannon - Mt Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand

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The bronze cannon, below the steps that lead to the Mt Victoria lookout in Wellington, was used to fire the noon signal in the years between 1877 and 1900.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: 4/2/2015

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Time SignalsOne O'Clock Gun - Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, UK

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This time cannon at Edinburgh Castle is still in use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/22/2014

last visited: 7/22/2014

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Time SignalsNoon Gun - Fort Henry - Kingston, Ontario

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Fort Henry is located just East of downtown Kingston on Highway 2.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/17/2014

last visited: 7/22/2014

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Time SignalsPioneer Courthouse Time Ball - Portland, Oregon

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The Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, used to have a time ball located on the top of its cupola. Today the time ball shaft has been replaced by a flag pole.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/9/2014

last visited: never

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Time SignalsTime Gun Fort de l'Île Sainte-Hélène - Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Time Gun Fort de l'Île Sainte-Hélène is located in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 5/26/2014

last visited: 11/22/2014

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Time SignalsTimeball Tower, Semaphore, South Australia

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The Semaphore Timeball Tower was in use 1875-1932 and is the only such tower in the State.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer

location: South Australia, Australia

date approved: 4/28/2014

last visited: 4/5/2015

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Time SignalsTime Ball - Time Ball Tower Museum, Deal, Kent, UK

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Here in Deal is a historic Time Ball now preserved in situ on the museum roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/19/2014

last visited: never

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Time SignalsNew Year’s Eve Centennial Ball - Times Square - NYC, NY

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The New Year’s Eve Centennial Ball is on display in the Times Square Museum and Visitor Center. In this case "Centennial" refers to 2007, the 100th anniversary of the Times Square ball drop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 1/16/2014

last visited: 11/7/2014

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Time SignalsNoon Gun "Time Cannon"

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The Noon Gun has been a historic symbol of time-keeping in Cape Town, South Africa since 1806. The gun is situated on Signal Hill, close to the center of the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 10/20/2013

last visited: never

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Time SignalsTime-Ball at Cape Town Docks, South Africa

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This Time-Ball was built in 1894 and restored in 1997.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 10/8/2013

last visited: 10/16/2013

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Time SignalsNine O'clock Gun — Vancouver, BC

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Prior to the installation of the Nine O'clock Gun in 1898 the Brockton Point lighthouse keeper would set off dynamite daily at 9 PM to let sailors set their chronometers. Almost everyday since then a cannon has done this service.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/24/2013

last visited: 7/26/2014

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Time SignalsSintra's Time Cannon Sundial, Sintra, Portugal

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Cannon sundial used in Palácio da Pena in Sintra, Portugal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 5/15/2013

last visited: never

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Time SignalsTime Ball, La Citadelle de Québec, Qc, Canada

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The Ball House tower de la Citadelle de Québec (Bâtiment 20), Qc, Canada

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 5/5/2013

last visited: 8/10/2014

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Time SignalsFremantle Time Gun—Fremantle, Australia

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The time gun for Fremantle harbour, Australia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ianatlarge

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 3/23/2013

last visited: 5/7/2013

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Time SignalsFremantle Time Ball—Fremantle, Australia

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The time ball for Fremantle harbour.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ianatlarge

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 3/23/2013

last visited: 5/7/2013

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Time SignalsUS Naval Observatory Time Ball - Washington D.C. USA

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A Time Ball located at the US Naval Observatory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tprints

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 2/27/2013

last visited: 7/30/2014

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Time SignalsTime Cannon - Cape Borda Light Station, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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A time cannon still in daily use

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer

location: South Australia, Australia

date approved: 2/19/2013

last visited: never

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Time SignalsTimeball Tower, Point Gellibrand, Williamstown Victoria

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The Timeball Tower was originally built as a lighthouse

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 2/19/2013

last visited: 11/6/2014

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Time SignalsLEGACY, Former Perth Observatory Time Gun—Perth, Australia

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The building which formerly housed the time cannon of the 'old' Perth Observatory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ianatlarge

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 2/15/2013

last visited: 1/1/2014

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Time SignalsREMOVED US Hydrographic Office Time Ball -- Galveston TX

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The US Navy's Hydrographic Office at Galveston operated a time ball from 13 Dec 1901 to 09 Nov 1919. Thanks to Galveston's Rosenberg Library's Casey Greene and to Tom at the Galveston Historical Foundation for their help finding historic photos.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/10/2013

last visited: 7/20/2014

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Time SignalsCannon Sundial - Chicago, IL

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One of several cannon sundials in the Adler's collection.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/28/2013

last visited: never

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Time SignalsSan Francisco Time Ball - San Francisco, CA

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A time ball in the visitors center of the National Maritime Historic Park in San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/9/2013

last visited: 1/2/2014

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Time SignalsChevallier Cannon Sundial - Adler Planetarium; Chicago, IL, USA

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A Cannon Sundial is part of the Webster Collection of Instrument Makers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/1/2013

last visited: 1/28/2013

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