Boys Scout Motif for Floral Clock, 1955
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- Colour folded postcard with a photo of Ontario Hydro's floral clock.
"Black and white aerial photo of Sir Adam Beck-Niagara Generating Station with description:
"Hydro's giant new Sir Adam Beck-Niagara Generating Station No. 2 will have an ultimate installed capacity of 1,828,000 horsepower. Work began in December, 1950, and it was placed in service in April, 1954.
Adjacent is the Sir Adam Beck-Niagara G.S. No. 1 which has an installed capacity of 525,000 horsepower. It was placed in service in January, 1922 and, like the newer plant, has been named after the "Father of Hydro".
Built in 1950 by Ontario Hydro's Niagara Region staff, the now-famous floral clock at Queenston has since become one of the outstanding points of interest for visitors to the Niagara area. Hydro's unique outdoor timepiece was modelled after the Princes Street Gardens floral clock in Edinburgh, Scotland, but is more than three times as large as its Scottish counterpart. Every summer the Hydro clock receives a new and beautiful floral "face" requiring as many as 15,000 colorful carpet plants. This year, a Boy Scout motif is featured in honour of the Scouts meeting for the eighth World Scout Jamboree at Niagara-on-the-Lake, August 18-28. Constructed of stainless steel tubing, the 500-pound clock hands are marvels of engineering ingenuity and precision. Westminster chimes, located in a stone tower immediately behind the clock, ring every fifteen minutes through four loudspeakers."
- Boys Scout motif is featured because of the eighth World Scout Jamboree taking place at Niagara-on-the-Lake, August 18-28, 1955.
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- Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989)
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