This steam powered clock is posted at the Canal entrance
of the Indiana State Museum. It was percolatin'
along when I walked by, but the whistles did not play while I was there.
Damn! I wanted pictures of it spewing as it sang its greeting.
This from the plaque on its base:
"The Indiana Steam Clock was designed for the
Indiana State Museum by horologist Raymond L. Saunders.
... [The] clock is made of stainless steel, with brass trim,
is 17 feet high, and weighs 1.5.tons. High pressure steam,
that heats the museum, is reduced to 20 PSI for the 8 brass whistles.
The steam whistles play 'Back Home Again in Indiana' on the
quarter hour. The four clock dials are operated by the weight driven
mechanism which has a 'pinwheel' escapement and is wound
by an electric motor and loop chain system.
A model of the Earth, rotating at 3RPM, is illuminated
by a miniature 'sun' lamp."
Below is a short video of the clock playing its tune.
There were others, all of which sounded worse.
I think the clock needs some attention paid to it as
I've heard it sound better.