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This clock represents time and the role it plays in the novel. The novel is told in a non chronological order which represents the absurdity of time. In truth, time, in the novel as well as real life, is simply a man-made illusion and truly means noting unless one decides it does.
The world's largest electric clock is seen here at the old Singer Sewing Machine factory in Kilbowie Road, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire. The company produced millions of machines and sent them all over the world during their time in manufacturing. During World War 2 the factory went over to producing munitions. The factory opened in 1885 with 5000 workers and this increased to over 16,000 at its peak. The 200ft. clock tower's four faces, each weighing five tons, took four men 15 minutes, twice a we