80-Year-Old Clock Returns to Collinsville

Collinsville, AL – An almost 80-year-old symbol of the city of Collinsville is back home after being restored in Florida. Computer specialist Jim Gramlich delivered the 1925 Seth Thomas tower clock last weekend from Pensacola. Gramlich restores old clocks, and he says he believes Collinsville's is priceless. The green and gold clock has polished brass details. It was made by Seth Thomas in Connecticut and shipped to Fort Payne, where it was installed on top of the DeKalb County Courthouse in 1925. When a new courthouse was built there, the clock was given to Collinsville in 1951. It stood on top of the Cricket Theatre downtown until May. Gramlich has been working to restore the clock since August.