Detroit's Michigan Central Station Clock

Discussion in 'Horological Misc' started by Noel Poirier, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. Noel Poirier

    Noel Poirier Registered User
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    Jul 30, 2007
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  2. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

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    Like most things in Detroit, it's in ruins.

    Michigan Central Station: Eyesore Or Landmark?

    Apparently Ford has purchased the building and is planning to adaptively reuse the building.

    Oh yes, somebody returned the stolen clock:

    Thief returns train station clock, thanks Ford for believing in Detroit

  3. Jim DuBois

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    #3 Jim DuBois, Mar 20, 2019
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    I believe all that was returned was the dial, so "returning the station clock" is a bit optimistic. But, good that it is returned and the future holds some possibility it will return to its rightful place on the station. It would be interesting to find out what it had for a driving mechanism originally. It would seem likely it was either mechanical or a slave clock to an in-house master clock, as it dates to before 1913.

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