Historic Clock is Started at National Zoo

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Landmark four-faced, eight-day clock that stood at the corner of 13th and F Streets for 34 years (since 1922) is restored by Elton Howe and donated to the zoo. The clock is set up at the intersection of the concourse on the main road to the park.


  • Howe, Elton
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Tiger Talk, 5/1968
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1956, p. 117

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


June 4, 1956


  • Clocks and watches
  • Gifts

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