On Sunday at 9pm my old clock friend Henry Ekselman was hit by a car while crossing Chapel St, South Yarra and has passed away. Henry was the last of a family of clockmakers that ran INGRAM BROS and BRIGHT tower clock company in Melbourne since 1890. Ingram’s built 1000’s of clocks all over Australia, most of which became well known landmarks. I worked on public clocks with Henry at times and he was kind enough to take on our youngest member William Schofield as a worker for some years. It’s hard to imagine the Melbourne clock scene without Henry Ekselman. Rest in Peace Henry and thank you for supporting the AAHS all these years.
Vivian C Kenney