Museum Clock

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Rushworth’s Museum Clock

One of the many items on display at the Rushworth Museum is a Kilpatrick Pendulum Clock it was once part of the original fittings of The Rushworth Branch of the State Saving Bank of Victoria.

It served as the office clock from the opening day of the Branch on 15th April 1912 until September 1971 when it was then presented to the Museum.

The clock itself now 104 years old makes a great display but on the date it was presented 15th April 1912 another important event in history happened.

Recently a visitor to the museum drew our attention to the date the clock was presented. It is the same date 15th April 1912 that the RSM Titanic on its maiden voyage struck and iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and sunk

More than 1500 passengers and crew died making it one of the most deadly peace time disasters in modern history.

George Gemmill Webmaster Rushworth Museum.

 

 

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