THE QUEEN'S CLOCK

 

    This one of a kind clock was presented to the church by Queen Lili’uokalani on New Years Day, January 1, 1892. The clock is 32” in diameter with seven hands. The uniqueness of this clock was that the Queen changed the numerals on the clock dial with the letters of her name. The clock is said to have been made in Connecticut and bears a patent of the year 1889. 

    The price reportedly paid for this clock was $60.00 ("Daily Pacific Advertiser, May 7, 1892).

    This was not the first clock donated to this church by Queen Lili'uokalani. About 1860 she donated a large steeple clock for

the second church, an adobe building,  that was completed and

dedicated in 1843.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Liliuokalani (1838-1917)

The Mystery Unraveled: A more detailed history of this clock is featured in the July issue of our newsletter.

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