|Back before Allen-Bradley was|
taken over by Rockwell
Until the monster clocks started ticking on the Royal Hotel tower in Mecca earlier this year, ours was the largest four faced clock in the world (nearly twice the size of Big Ben). It's known locally as the Polish moon - a well lit beacon to the once thriving Polish immigrant community on Milwaukee's south side.
Since I was running late this morning and wasn't planning to stop to pick up coffee, I hopped on the freeway. My dashboard clock loses time, so I glanced up to see the real time as shown on the clock tower. Then I took a second look.
My dash clock, at least four minutes slow, read 6:36 a.m. The clock tower said 6:01. Had I been caught in some sort of time warp without knowing it?
|"Moon" over Milwaukee.|
There's nothing in the paper regarding a scheduled cleaning or adjustment, nor any report of a motor breakdown or power loss that might explain the issue. It's just...strange.
On the way home tonight I'll check the clock again, with hopes that the clocks will be back to normal, even if the mystery of their misstep isn't revealed.