The Good Time Clock is a magical motion machine. It has delighted children and adults who have visited Cermak and Plaza over the years.
The balls clank up the conveyor like the start of a roller coaster and then cascade down taking a different paths; clanging banging and ping-ponging into different noisemaking, musical obstacles. It is true that it is a piece of art, it is also true that the Good Time Clock is a piece of joy. This sheer magical delight it brings to visitors is a joy to behold.
The “Good Time Clock” will make you smile.
Come see the magic for yourself at Cermak Plaza in Berwyn Illinois at the corner of Harlem and Cermak!
As of 2015 the Cermak Plaza “Good Time Clock” has been completely restored by Mike Helbing Studios. http://www.helbingstudio.com
George Rhoads was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1926 and graduated from the University of Chicago. Rhoads has no engineering training, he is a painter and origamist. His work has been shown on nationalTV shows and is part of the permanent collections of such museums as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Chicago Art Institute.
Magic Clock by George Rhoads at Gaien Higashi Street in Aoyama,Tokyo Japan
The Good Time Clock has been a fantastic addition to the shopping experience at National Shopping Centers properties. Below are some of the reactions, reviews and interviews.