[Clock Tower, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament.] [No.10.][The Clock Tower of the Houses of Parliament overlooking Westminster Bridge, contains the famous bell, so named in compliment to Sir Benjamin Hall, the First Commissioner of Works at the time the bell was cast. It weighs 13½ tons, and its chimes, which can be heard over a wide area of London, are broadcast daily as time signal by the British Broadcasting Corporation. The Clock, reputed to be finest time keeper in the world, is wound by an electric motor. The faces of the Clock are illuminated when the House of Commons is in session. The minute hands are 14 feet long, and the minute spaces are one foot square. A Latin inscription round the dial four times asks God to save Victoria the First.]
[Copyright. F.&M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.] [n.d. c.1920.]
Etching with very large margins, signed in pencil. Image 197 x 140mm (7¾ x 5½").
A view of the Big Ben clocktower from Westminster Bridge.
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