Saturday, January 18, 2014

1740 Broadway, the Weather Star


  1. If you look closely at the time display, you'll see the original grid of the display as originally built in 1950. It was originally a 12 x 18 grid, then by 1960 was reduced to a 6 x 9 grid.

  2. P.S. When originally put into service in 1950, the clock had 569 bulbs on each side, or 2,276 total. Around 1960-61 the wiring was rearranged and the bulb count slashed to 130 per side (520 total). I.M.H.O., the current layout doesn't do anything for me. I noticed the bulb count on that clock is now 467 per side, or 1,868 total.