David Ames Clock Farm
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The David Ames Clock Farm, formerly the Clock Farm of the Ames estate where horses and Guernsey cows were bred, is known for its Howard Steeple Clock of which only 3000 exist in the United States. The steeple clock was installed in 1870 and served to summon the farmhands working on the sixty acres of fields. Other educational institutions with Howard steeple clocks include Yale University and Harvard University.
Stonehill College acquired the property on 23 October 1978 as a gift from David Ames, the reigning patriarch of the Ames family at the time. In 1980, the college had the clock restored and today continues its maintenance. The clock is crank-wound every four or five days and still rings every 15 minutes.
Source: The Brockton Enterprise