Refitting Hands of the Castle Clock, Flag Tower, Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: SIA2011-1452 or 91-13640-37

Creator: Long, Eric

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1991

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: October 1991

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National Museum of American History's David Todd lends his clockmaker's art to the tricky job of refitting the newly gold-leafed hands to the clock of the Flag Tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building. Scaffolding has been erected. The image looking north, shows the National Museum of American History across the National Mall.


  • Todd, David
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Flag Tower


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The clock located on the Flag Tower faces all four sides of the tower: north, south, east, and west.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: October 1991

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Clocks and watches
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Scaffolding
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

SIA2011-1452 or 91-13640-37

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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