Celebrating the Hamilton Clock
According to tradition, our founder Alexander Hamilton gave this remarkable clock to The Bank of New York in 1797. Then in 1858, The Bank of New York donated the “Hamilton Clock” to the New-York Historical Society, fostering a connection between our two organizations that continues today.
The Hamilton Clock has witnessed a tremendous amount of change over the past two centuries, leading up to today. Explore the highlights here and our timeline to see how BNY Mellon has contributed to financial progress since Hamilton’s time. And also view our gallery of rare historical documents and unique objects from the collections of the New-York Historical Society and BNY Mellon.