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    Default Night at the Museum

    This made our local news today way down here. "ouch"

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    Default Re: Night at the Museum (By: terry hall)

    Thank you for sharing this.

    I can't believe that the clock wasn't secured at another point so it would not come off the wall. All of my wall clocks are secured to prevent this.

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    Default Re: Night at the Museum (By: Dick C)

    That certainly is a sad story. I think it may have one saving grace in that it is a modern work by the artist who made it and can be restored or recreated by the original creator. That is better than the same fate to a Tompion or Stretch clock.
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    Default Re: Night at the Museum (By: Tom McIntyre)

    I saw this item on my evening news tonight in Los Angeles. I remember seeing that clock last year when I visited.
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    Default Re: Night at the Museum (By: Tom McIntyre)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom McIntyre View Post
    That certainly is a sad story. I think it may have one saving grace in that it is a modern work by the artist who made it and can be restored or recreated by the original creator. That is better than the same fate to a Tompion or Stretch clock.
    The "saving grace" is rather cold comfort. For every fool who does something like this, there is another one standing in line to do it to the Tompion. If I knew who the guy is, I'd join a club and beat him with it.
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    Default Re: Night at the Museum (By: Steven Thornberry)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Thornberry View Post
    The "saving grace" is rather cold comfort. For every fool who does something like this, there is another one standing in line to do it to the Tompion. If I knew who the guy is, I'd join a club and beat him with it.
    I,agree. Some folks have no respect for property that does not belong to them. Being curious is no excuse. Having a "You break it, you bought it" sign at the entrance might be helpful.

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    Default Re: Night at the Museum (By: MARK A. BUTTERWORTH)

    I just saw this on boingboing.com. This was beyond a simple touch, he was messing around with it. I hope he ponies up for the repairs. -Cort

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    Default Re: Night at the Museum (By: Dick C)

    Not the way I would seek attention, but with over 250,000 people hearing about the NAWCC there is a bit of a silver lining in this sad story.
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    Default Re: Night at the Museum (By: terry hall)

    His picture needs to be promenatly displayed in the Hall Of Shame so everyone knows who this moron is and hopefully he will be banned from entering any place that has anything to do with clocks.
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    Default Re: Night at the Museum (By: terry hall)

    I would suggest playing this in the museum galleries: https://youtu.be/otCpCn0l4Wo

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    Default Re: Night at the Museum (By: terry hall)

    I have nightmares where I just walk briskly by something like that and the wind I generate causes a similar catastrophe !

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