Jim Ellis had wanted a clock to stand in front of Ellis Jewelry Store for several years. In 2003, instead of buying an already-made clock, he designed one himself and had a friend build it for him. Tom Tolen, a retired auto mechanic, used sheet metal and items from a metal scrap heap to transform Jim’s ideas into reality. Others helped remove a tree and install the artistic, beautiful timepiece. It even contains a public address system to play music originating within the store.
Jim Ellis designed this clock for Washington Street, in front of Ellis Jewelers. Here, he puts finishing touches on the timepiece in 2003. A friend, Tom Tolen, did the fabrication.