Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Mid-Week Update: A clock gets a facelift, a panel gets ignored, and a tree gets a ribbon

Recently seen about town . . 

A clock gets a facelift . . .

A clock at the National Watch & Clock Museum just got a facelift.  Stained glass was reinstalled in an exterior mounted clock at the NAWCC Museum at 5th & Poplar. The glass, which was recently reconditioned, was reinstalled by Bob Desrochers and Lee Davis. The clock is a 3-sided model with chimes, and is manufactured by the O.B. McClintock Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is mounted on the southwest wall of the building and was installed there in 1992-93.

[Photo: Sarah Gallagher]


A panel gets ignored . . .

Down by the railroad tracks, this control panel was found unlocked and left open late Tuesday afternoon.

The panel, located at Front and Walnut, coordinates the traffic lights and barricades at the intersection, which is adjacent to several sets of railroad tracks. An open padlock can be seen in the photo above.

A plastic bag, which appears to hold keys, can be seen in the lower right corner of the panel case.

No railroad vehicles or workmen were in the area.

An alert citizen, concerned about the possibility of electric shock and tampering, called in the issue using the telephone number posted at the panel.

Despite the phone call, the panel was still open Wednesday morning at about 8:30.
It's unknown if Tuesday night's rains caused any damage.

The panel was finally closed and locked by 11 a.m.


A tree gets a ribbon . . .

Two blue ribbons like the one shown above were tied to trees in front of borough hall this week. 
Apparently, the ribbons were placed there to show support for police.

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