George Mason 30 Hour Clock

The George Mason 30 hour clock is from the F.C. Mayo Jewelry store. Fed Mayo and Lymon B. Ray came to Morris together in 1855. Lymon B. Ray was looking for a place to open his own dry goods store and eventually became Illinois Lieutenant Governor and built a house on Vine Street. In 1867 Fred Mayo opened a jewelry store on Liberty Street near where the Grundy Bank now stands. He was captain of the first Morris Fire Company, but moved to Chicago in 1882. This cloak was repaired by the original owner in 1866. It belonged to the William Ripley family of Lisbon. It chimes on the hour and still runs if you keep it level and remember to wind it.

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