Two days late, but I thought I could knock off two birds with one stone. Tony posted an artefact from the defunct Daimaru, and issued a challenge: find something from a now-gone department store.
Well, here is my kitchen clock.
It came from a shop that was somewhere inside the beautiful art deco Capitol building on Swanston Street. The shop was not huge, but proclaimed itself to be “Palmers Department Store.” They definitely had delusions of grandeur.
I got the clock about 12 years ago, and it’s certainly lasted longer than the store. Every couple of years it needs a new AA battery, but apart from adjusting for summer and winter time, it gives no trouble.
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