By Emily Goodin - 10/10/13 09:08 PM EDT
The clock is stuck at 12:14 p.m. Senate staff
say it was last wound on Monday, Sept. 30, and requires weekly winds
to keep it ticking.
The clock ticked throughout some of the most famous moments in Senate history, since it was commissioned by the upper chamber in 1815.
It did stop in August of 2010, while it underwent refurbishment, but as for whether it stopped during the last Senate shutdown, no one could answer.
"The staff that would know that are on furlough," said a spokesman for the secretary of the Senate.
Photo: Greg Nash