National Geographic : 1946 Aug
Yanks at Westminster 229 © Fox Photos, Ltd. London's Faithful Counselor, the 23-foot Clock, Gets a Monumental Face Brushing For some 85 years the clock has kept almost perfect time. Its endurance symbolizes the strength of Parliament and Empire. A rat's nest, a mislaid hammer, or a painter's ladder has stopped it occasionally. Four dials overlook the city. Each minute hand is 14 feet long; each hour hand, 9 feet (Plates I and XVI and page 250).