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Cincinnati Museum Center COVID Relief Fund

The recent renovation of the Union Terminal ensured that the art deco centerpiece of Cincinnati will stand for another 100 years. But the COVID virus threat has had a major impact on ticket sales and the livelihood of the people that work at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

The Union Terminal COVID Relief Fund helps the Cincinnati Museum Center fund their operating budget while ticket sales are reduced and the Terminal has been closed.

Please consider making a donation to the operating budget of the Cincinnati Museum Center during COVID.

Donate $50 or more to the Cincinnati Museum Center at the Union Terminal and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to:

Win the Last Remaining Union Terminal Watch by the Cincinnati Watch Company.

https://www.cincymuseum.org/covid19-closure-fund/

The renovation of the Union Terminal restored the infrastructure, the stone, the steel, the structure of the building; but to us, the most important restoration was the renovation of the Union Terminal clock, the restoration work done by Verdin in Cincinnati.

Rick and I were fortunate to tour the Verdin factory while the Union Terminal clock was there being resotred; we took a few pictures:

- Here we see the original time teller Clock built into the Union Terminal Clock weight driven movement. This is so the clock technician can tell what time the clock reads on the large clock outside by reading, and adjusting, the small clock on the movement.



Of course, we touched the hands of the Union Terminal clock while wearing the Union Terminal dress watch.



Below: Standing under the movement and shooting upward we see the main gears that drive the hour and minute hands on the clock and the chains being pulled down by weights. Also, see the electric motor which would have been added to the movement after production, the movement is still weight driven but a person would no longer have to hand wind the movement; now the weights are pulled up when wound by the electric motor.




Rick Bell listens to Tim Verdin about some of the complexities of restoring Cincinnati's iconic clock.


The iconic hands of the Union Terminal clock took a trip to the American Sign Museum for the application of the neon tubes and electric ballasts hidden behind each hand.

The Union Terminal Watch inside the cockpit of the Tri-State Warbird's P-51 Mustang! Mark is definitely dressed for the occasion.



Please consider making a donation to the operating budget of the Cincinnati Museum Center during COVID.

Donate $50 or more to the Cincinnati Museum Center at the Union Terminal and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to:

Win the Last Remaining Union Terminal Watch by the Cincinnati Watch Company.

https://www.cincymuseum.org/covid19-closure-fund/


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