Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Headless Clock

According Verdin Clock Company, the head of this clock was recently removed for safety reasons by the city. This clock is the one on Newark, about a block west of this clock that was finally fixed.

The Newark Avenue clock was the one featured in my original time-post and was never repaired. This clock was more than just not running though, the actual time-piece was involved in an accident. Hit by a truck. There’s an insurance settlement involved and I’m not clear at what stage that process is now at. The Verdin spokesperson said that within 60 days of the purchase order, the clock will be replaced but I’m not clear if the purchase order has been received or is even imminent. I can understand the safety precaution of removing the clock head. There has been some construction activity within the vicinity of late—of course there is always something going on around there, so why the recent concern? I’ve lived in this town long enough to know understanding it requires something other than reason. The plastic garbage on-top of the clock-less clock tower sort of clashes with our new street-scaped Downtown, but at least we don’t have to worry about the wrong time (or a falling clock head)!

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