The World’s first steam powered clock has been created for the enjoyment of everyoneFrom the plaque on the clock
The Westminster Chimes ringing out from Big Ben is a familiar sound. A breathy version of the same tune is also played by this clock. The notes are created by steam being forced through whistles. Built in 1977, the whistles are driven from the system of underground pipes that supply steam to heat downtown buildings.
305 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B9, Canada. Best heard on the hour.
Photo: By Leonard G.