1940 – GMC Gets Electric Clock With Chimes For Late Professor
May, 1940, The Poultney Herald: Green Mountain College began an installation of its electric clock in front of Ames along with chimes to accompany every 15 minutes and a "Big Ben note" on the hour. The clock was installed as a memorial gift to the late professor Charles Billings, who had taught for almost 50 years between his time at Troy Conference Academy and Green Mountain College. The memorial was funded by donations from alumni of both Troy Conference Academy and Green Mountain College; graduation dates of those alumni ranged from the years 1876 - 1939. See original news clipping.