Photo: Roving Rube
03 January 18


Minerva and Tiffany Clock, Grand Central Station
Minerva and Tiffany Clock, Grand Central Station 

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Photographer's notes: To see the clocks featured over the last three days, you can retrace the Rube's steps by walking south on Park Avenue, underneath the New York Central Clock (shown two days ago), through the Pan Am Building and down the escalators into Grand Central to see the Main Concourse Clock (shown yesterday), and then exiting on Park Avenue South, looking back and up to see this clock, made by Tiffany. Said by the Rube's friend who saw the "Secrets of Grand Central" show (mentioned yesterday) to be the largest piece of Tiffany glass in the world.

The Rube couldn't remember the Roman names for Minerva and Mercury (whose knees are shown here) two days ago, so he used their Greek names of Athena and Hermes for the New York Central clock. Here Minerva has clothes on and a 1900's-looking hairstyle.

Here they are giving directions to Hercules, whose tools (Fig. 3) suggest he's got his work cut out for him.

Restore Image Hercules  Clock Hercules' tools View North up Park Avenue