State museum's steam clock whistling againJuly 15, 2019
By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — A steam-fueled clock that sat silent for years outside the Indiana State Museum is whistling a tune again following repairs.
The Indiana Steam Clock is linked to an Indianapolis steam line and designed to whistle the song "Back Home Again in Indiana" at the top of every hour, with shorter verses played every quarter-hour.
But the electric device fell silent in 2012 after corrosion and rust accumulated on its metal parts.
Chief museum curator Susannah Koerber tells WISH-TV that Smith's Bell and Clock in Camby, Indiana, repaired the clock, cleaned it and moved its electronics away from the source of its steam power.
The clock is whistling again and sporting new colored LED lights in its clock face, but Koerber says it will need consistent maintenance and tuning.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
The walls of Lucille (Baker) Rudolph’s room at Jasper’s Northwood Retirement Community are...
Unintentionally, the Older Americans Center has become one of Dubois County’s best-kept...
Jasper attorney John Collins clocks in every day knowing he has the ability to make a...
After two years battling stage 4 colorectal cancer, Jasper resident Mary France died in her bed...
A plaque on the east side of the Dubois County Courthouse honors seven Revolutionary War...
Preschool is now more accessible for low-income Indiana families.
Ryan Menke participated in the Navy SEAL Hudson River Swim, the first sanctioned swim across the...
A recent Huntingburg Airport intern created a guidebook for interns and students interested in...