These clocks are made to the highest quality standards, backed by a three year limited warranty. Every Chicago Lighthouse clock you purchase provides quality employment for people who are blind or blind with additional disabilities. Chicago Lighthouse Industries Clock bodies are also bio-degradable and contain 30% Post Consumer Recycled Content. Every Chicago Lighthouse clock available at LampsUSA features automatic radio-signal atunement with a real Atomic clock, providing extremely accurate and effortless timekeeping, all the time.
- Genuine Atomic Clock produced by Chicago Lighthouse workers
- Black Trim Finish
- White Face
- Atomic clock synchronizes automatically with Government Atomic Clock in Boulder Colorado, eliminating the need to set or synchronize clocks
- Excellent for home, office, schools, hotels and more
- High Impact Case
- High Impact Crystal Quartz Movement
- Easy to read numerals and minute marks
- 14.5" Diameter clock
- 0.75" Trim thickness
- 1.75" Case Depth
- 2.5" Overall Depth
- 1.5" Numerals
- Automatically adjusts for Daylight Savings Time, with optional manual setting
- Can be fixed to always show a number of minutes ahead of actual time
- Includes a beep signal detector to help place the clock where it can receive a good signal
- Requires 1 x AA battery, not included
- Features Chicago Lighthouse's 3 year limited warranty
- Made in USA by skilled craftsmen and craftswomen
- This item is manufactured at the Chicago Lighthouse center for the blind and visually impaired.
- Every Chicago Lighthouse clock you purchase helps keep visually impaired people employed.
- Buying this clock also supports the American economy because it is manufacturered in the United States of America
Chicago Lighthouse was originally founded in 1906. It is the nation's most comprehensive agency serving people who are blind or visually impaired. They offer a wide range of programs and services that assist them in leading richer, more independent lives, those services include:
- A clock-making facility which provides jobs for the visually impaired who make products that are distributed across the nation and around the world. So when you purchase a Chicago Lighthouse clock you are helping employ the visually challenged.
- A school designed for children who are blind and multi-disabled, as well as the only program for the blind or visually disabled children under 3 in metropolitan Chicago
- A radio station broadcasting the latest in news and a variety of other programs to a global audience of people who are blind
- A store carrying over 400 items designed to assist people who are blind or visually impaired with daily living
- A library providing students with Braille and large print textbooks as well as other learning materials
- A low vision clinic offering diagnostic and rehabilitation services to maximize the remaining vision of people experiencing significant vision loss
- A technology center providing people who are visually impaired access to computers with magnification adaptations and other technologies
Chicago Lighthouse Industries is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which employs over 30 people who are blind, in a manufacturing facility and in other areas. They have one sighted direct labor employee in the plant, all other individuals who work in the assembly, packaging, printing and customer service departments are either legally or totally blind, some with additional disabilities. The use of appropriate adaptive technology where necessary allows their employees to perform as efficiently and effectively as people without physical disabilities.
They began operations in 1906 as an industrial training and employment program of The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired. They began producing wall clocks in 1977 when they secured their first contract with the federal government. They have built over 4 million clocks thus far in Chicago and are aggressively developing new models to meet customer's needs.
We hope you will be happy with your newly purchased atomic wall clock from Chicago Lighthouse Industries, and we thank you for supporting them with your purchase.
Since its founding in 1906 by a group of blind and sighted women, The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired has assumed a leadership role, both locally and nationally, in providing services for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. The history of The Chicago Lighthouse is one which reflects a positive shift in philosophy from taking care of "blind people" for life, to assisting "people who are blind" in taking charge of their own lives.
Initially, the Lighthous's services were welfare oriented, providing for basic physical needs such as food and clothing. As early as 1910, however, the focus became more work oriented with the securing of subcontracts for a weaving shop, which produced baskets, and then contracts with Garrett Buggy, Edison Electric, Chicago Nut Company, Kaper Furniture and others. Traditional tasks were replaced by a broad variety of subcontracts from private industry, which helped introduce individuals who were blind to competitive job opportunities.
These subcontracting opportunities gave birth to what is now Chicago Lighthouse Industries, a modern manufacturing facility employing people who are blind or visually impaired to produce quality products to the commercial and federal markets ... Chicago Lighthouse Industries has evolved over the years from a "workshop" environment to a professional organization with over 80 years experience in quality manufacturing.
Chicago Lighthouse Industries' mission is to provide adjustment to blindness, training, job placement opportunities and continuous employment for visually impaired individuals, including those with additional disabilities, that will lead to achieving their maximum potential through the development, production and marketing of products and services that meet the highest quality standards using modern production methods and technology.
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Atomic clocks receive a radio signal from the most accurate clock in the world, the cesium atomic clock, transmitted from the National Institute of Standards in Fort Collins, CO. The radio signal that covers the entire United States will keep your clock accurate to within one second over one million years. You'll never have to reset the clock, even for daylight-saving time!
The US Naval Observatory which operated 70 "atomic clocks" provided the following background information about these clocks: 'A cesium beam atomic clock uses the exact frequency emitted by atoms of the metallic element cesium. Today, cesium clocks measure frequency with an accuracy of one second in 1,400,000 years! It is the most accurate realization of a unit that mankind has yet achieved. A cesium clock operates by exposing cesium atoms to microwaves until they vibrate and counting the corresponding cycles as a measure of time.