Indiana Steam Clock – Indianapolis, Indiana - Atlas Obscura

Indiana Steam Clock

Indiana State Museum

At the top of the hour, this steam-powered clock's eight brass whistles play "Back Home Again in Indiana." 

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This steam-powered clock located outside the Indiana State Museum was designed by Raymond L. Saunders. At the top of the hour, its eight brass whistles play “Back Home Again in Indiana.”

Though it uses older technology, the piece is not an antique—the 17-foot clock was built in 2002 when the museum moved to a new location. It’s one of just a few steam-powered clocks in the world, most of which were built by Saunders. Other clocks of his can be found in Otaru, Japan as well as in several cities in British Columbia, including one in Vancouver’s Gastown.

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