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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETMBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, March 20, -Tuesday, March 20, 1973 THE LETHMIDGE HERALD 11 Silent since the bells were removed in 1927, Lethbridge post office clocks are still TICKING TIME AWAY The bell and clock tower atop Ihe Post Office first emitted chimes and displayed the time when the building was completed In 1913. The bells, however, are no longer heard- they haven't been since 1927. It is said patrons of the hotel across the street complained they were bother- ed by the chimes. But the clock's hands still turn, driven by a rather simple mechanism of gears and extension rods. The four faces of the time piece arc each lit by one ion-watt spotlight and three 40-watl lightbulbs. Tiie clock mechanism is wound every morning but the accuracy "can't be said building caretaker Charlie Connors If any part of the mechanism breaks, Charlie said, it must be taken to a blacksmith parts are no longer made for repairing this clock. Chinook photo essay by BILL GROENEN ;