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Latvijas dzelzceļš has renovated ancient station’s clock

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012

At the end of October more than 100 years old station clock has been renovated and now decorates entrance of the Latvian Railway history museum’s Jelgava exposition at Stacijas street 3.

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More than 70 years this clock has shown correct time for Majoru station’s passengers (in Jurmala). In 1993 the clock was saved form destruction by railway enthusiast and taken off the old station building shortly before its demolition. Majori timekeeper was brought to Jelgava and set up at railway museum. The clock is made at the beginning of 20th century at Fridrih Vinter’s workshop in St. Petersburg.

In September of this year Latvian Railway history museum in cooperation with Ltd Laika stils and Ltd AS serviss started restoration process of both front dials and the watchcase of the station’s clock. As a result turning mechanism, dial and the clock rates as well as the watchcase have been restored.

Now with two external dials the clock displays time for passing or driving by Jelgavers. The inner dial and the clock’s mechanism are displayed at Signalling and communication exhibition hall at Latvian Railway history museum.

 

 

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