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An "Ice Ball" of Mirrors
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TitleAn "Ice Ball" of Mirrors
AbstractPhoto and article about the "gigantic 'ice ball'" atop the sprinkler tower of the Kansas City Cold Storage and Warehouse Company building (managed by E. M. Dodds) on East 3rd Street, resembling a ball of ice and perpetually rotating. Comparison of the ice ball to the old electric time ball atop the Bullene, Moore and Emery company building at 7th and Delaware Streets in 1881.
NotesThis ball, the cynosure of the gaze of scores, will recall to old residents the 'time ball' on the top of Bullene, Moore & Emery's building at [7th Street] and Delaware streets which functioned first January 6, 1881, by falling and signifying the 'moment of high noon.' ..The ingenious apparatus which controlled the ball was the invention of Dr. Henry S. Pritchett [or Henry Pritchett], then of the Morrison observatory at Glasgow, Mo.
DateApril 15, 1923
SourceThe Kansas City Star
Local SubjectKansas City Cold Storage Company
Electric Time Ball
Ice Companies
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID121723
CONTENTdm number26920
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