A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 31, 2020
“The fire at the clock factory caused a lot of second hand smoke”

Secondhand smoke as nothing to do with the hands of a clock, but there are jokes. “Did you hear about the fire at the clock factory? Nobody died but several people suffered from second hand smoke.  (Gary Hallock)” was posted on the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on May 12, 2001.
 
 
Wikipedia: Passive smoking
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called secondhand smoke (SHS), or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), by persons other than the intended “active” smoker. It occurs when tobacco smoke enters an environment, causing its inhalation by people within that environment. Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke causes disease, disability, and death.
 
Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 5/11/01
Stan Kegel
5/12/01
(...)
Did you hear about the fire at the clock factory? Nobody died but several people suffered from second hand smoke.  (Gary Hallock)
 
Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Kids Puns of the Weak 03-05-01
Stan Kegel
3/1/05
(...)
Did you hear about the fire at the clock factory? Nobody died but several people suffered from second hand smoke. (Gary Hallock) 
   
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Alan S Harrell
@ashtexas
Did you hear about the fire at the clock factory? Nobody died but
several people suffered from second hand smoke.
12:08 PM · Apr 10, 2010·Twitter Web Client
   
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Sonia Chew
@987Sonia
Replying to @suffianhakim
@suffianhakim did you hear about the fire at the clock factory? There sure was a lot of second-hand smoke
3:01 AM · Oct 12, 2011·TweetDeck
 
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Daniel
@dannymoroz1
The fire at the clock factory caused a lot of second hand smoke #punsunday
7:17 PM · Mar 18, 2012·Twitter for iPhone
     
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Seven Figure Systems
@7FigureSystems
During the fire at the clock factory, some people suffered from second hand smoke. #lamejoke
5:14 PM · Nov 28, 2015·Twitter Web Client
 
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Morris Dutchley, he who is Dutchley, Exalted one
@Dutchtica
“Be careful of second hand smoke” - Fire at a clock factory
4:11 AM · Jun 21, 2017·Facebook

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