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Progress on landmark clock at Government Buildings

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WORK is progressing well on the restoration of one of Suva's prominent landmarks, the 75-year-old clock located at the Government Buildings.

Project manager construction Robin Palmer said restoration work included sending the master clock to Britain for more work.

Mr Palmer said the master clock had not been working for a very long time and had left the main clock to operate through a timer.

He said the restoration work on the main clock was nearing its final stages.

Work on the clock required an expert coming to Fiji to strip the drive — that enabled the main clock to operate — clean it thoroughly, repair and reassemble it.

"All of this obviously cost a lot of money and we've gone as far as we can go now in terms of restoring the main clock," Mr Palmer said.

They are also working on the five bells to allow them to chime every quarter of the hour.

"There is a facility that's in there, that it won't be chiming 24 hours — don't think people would want it chiming 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning so we will adjust that to reasonable hours."

Mr Palmer said the restoration work on the dome located above the main clock had been completed.

He said the hands of the main clock had been taken off because they would need to be replaced, adding that the replacement dials were expected to be brought from New Zealand if suitable dials were not available in the country.








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