RDP Thursday: Clock Face

I am quite proud of our local station clock. It is the same as every clock on railway stations in Switzerland and was the model for almost all railway clocks spread out in the world. You can go where you want to, but this clock will be telling you the time when your train will be arriving. It was designed in 1944 by Hans Hilfliker, a Swiss engineer and railway employee, together with Moser-Baer a clock manufacturer, for use by the Swiss Federal Railway as a station clock. In 1953, Hilfiker added a red second hand in the shape of the baton used by train dispatch staff, giving the clock its current appearance. I found the information on the computer, but I think every Swiss knows the details. Of course, something to be proud of.

RDP Thursday: Clock Face

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