More of Our Canada|January 2020
The only part that was missing was the clock that was supposed to sit at the top of the structure. The clock was bought from the clockmaking company, Smith & Sons in Derby, England. Placing an order for a clock in 1912 was quite a long process. You would have to write a letter that would travel across Canada by train and then on a steamship to England in order for it to reach the clockmakers. And, of course, when the clock was shipped, the reverse would have to happen. This was during the time of no cell phones or air freight, which is why it took more than a year for the clock to arrive and be installed in 1913.
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