Oklahoma Centennial Clocks
To celebrate the Oklahoma Centennial of 2007, the State of Oklahoma Centennial Commission placed Centennial Clocks in all 77 counties throughout Oklahoma and many can be found on courthouse squares, in front of city hall and in other prominent public spaces. Over 130 centennial clocks exist throughout Oklahoma with many of the clocks falling to disrepair due to lack of maintenance and reduced non-profit budgets.
Inasmuch Foundation selected twenty-four clock locations in Oklahoma County specifically owned by non-profits and municipalities to restore. “We are a proud partner of the Oklahoma Centennial Commission to rehabilitate all the beautiful Centennial Clocks owned by non-profits or on public land in Oklahoma County. When Lee Allan Smith and Blake Wade informed us the clocks required new state-of-the-art Swiss-made mechanical systems we were honored to help make this historic project a reality. We also hope others around the State step up to fix Centennial Clocks in their local community.” said Robert J. Ross, Chairman and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation.
Vox Audio Visual of Oklahoma City recently completed the renovation of the 24 Centennial Clocks in Oklahoma County. “The upgrades we completed include replacing the electric movements in the clocks, upgrading the automatic controls. installing an Atomic receiver antenna inside which keeps the clocks correctly on time by receiving data from a military satellite, and replacing the fluorescent lighting with new energy-efficient and longer-lasting LED lighting,” said Jeff Bezdek, president of Vox Audio Visual.
For more information about the Oklahoma Centennial Clock Renovations: www.centennialclocks.com.