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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 SignalsSwarovski Starburst - Las Vegas, NV

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Every night at 9 and midnight, the ball drops in Vegas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Nevada

date approved: 8/20/2018

last visited: 8/20/2018

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Time SignalsParachute Jump - Coney Island, NY

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Every New Years Eve, Coney Island residents don't have to travel to Times Square to see a ball drop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/12/2018

last visited: 7/12/2018

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Time SignalsNikolaj Kirke, København - Denmark

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På toppen af kirketårnet var der fra 1868 til 1909 et tidssignal. On top of the church tower there was a time ball from 1868 to 1909.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/23/2018

last visited: 7/20/2010

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Time SignalsTime cannon and time ball, Urania - Wien, Austria

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Ehemalige Signalkanone und Zeitball / Former time cannon and time ball

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 12/7/2017

last visited: 5/24/1999

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Time SignalsTime Ball - Aloha Tower - Honolulu, Hawaii

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In time, the Aloha Tower had a time ball. The structure was removed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: Hawaii

date approved: 11/8/2017

last visited: 11/20/2018

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Time SignalsTime Ball Tower—Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

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The time ball for the important port of Hong Kong.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ianatlarge

location: Hong Kong

date approved: 6/29/2017

last visited: 9/19/2018

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Time SignalsTime Canon la Tour Eiffel - Paris,France

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the barrel no longer exists on the Eiffel Tower. le canon n'existe plus aujourd'hui sur la Tour Eiffel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 9/22/2016

last visited: 4/9/2019

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Time SignalsTabletop Time Ball -- Flamsteed House, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, UK

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An example of a table-top time ball is on display in Flamsteed House on board the Royal Observatory at Greenwich

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/21/2016

last visited: 9/25/2016

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Time Signals2001 Times Square Ball - New York, NY

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Parts of the Times Square New Years Eve Ball are on display at the National September 11 memorial museum, honoring the victims who lost their lives that day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/6/2016

last visited: 7/6/2016

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Time SignalsPrestons Of Bolton Timeball - Bolton, UK

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This time ball is on top of an independent jewellers store and was renovated in 2008.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/31/2016

last visited: never

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Time SignalsTime Ball - Northampton, MA

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This time ball, a lighted world globe, is located on top of the Hotel Northampton at 36 King St, Northampton, MA. Midnight on December 31st the earth globe signals the arrival of a new year.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: never

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Time SignalsTime Ball, Geelong Telegraph Station - Victoria,Australia

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The time ball atop the old Geelong Telegraph Station, first used in 1862, was restored to working condition in 2006.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ThePacman

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 5/27/2015

last visited: 2/13/2017

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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: 9/17/2017

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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: 8/22/2015

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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: 3/25/2017

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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 Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/17/2014

last visited: 8/11/2018

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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: 8/14/2017

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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: 4/17/2018

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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: 9/15/2015

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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: 4/23/2019

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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: 9/5/2016

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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: 7/5/2017

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