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The invention of the clock that chimes every hour
I should let the word out about my new invention
I have remade the clock into a better functioning machine that chimes every hour
This was the first of Benjamin Banneker's many successes.
His invention makes him well known
Everybody loves it!
all great things come to an end
54 years later
Unfortunately, in 1806 Benjamin Banneker's house was burned down, with his clock in it. coincidentally, this was also the day he died
In this slide, Benjamin Banneker invents a clock that chimes every hour. This clock was believed to be the first made in America, and it was made entirely out of wood
In this slide, Benjamin presents his clock in public and he gains fame. Most of the people there have only heard of the clock before, so they were amazed to see
His clock has been chiming for 52 years but, sadly in 1806, his house burned down with the clock in it. This event ironically happened the day Benjamin died.