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An old WGEM clock is looking like new after being restored


Quincy, IL (WGEM)-- What do you do with a 60 year old appliance? Most people would throw it away. But one man gave a piece of broadcasting history new life. A clock that has seen a lot of time tick by gets a few years back.

In the late 40's, before our TV station even existed, WGEM wanted to get more people to listen to the AM 1440 radio station. So as a promotion WGEM gave out clocks to local businesses around the area.

Dick Wentura purchased this clock at a local sale about 40 years ago but decided recently to restore it back to its original look.

"And I just hung on to this thing because I knew it was something that I was proud of. My dad used to be apart of the WGEM family years ago. And we wanted to restore and save it for prosperity," said Wentura.

In order to get the clock looking like new they had to do a detailed cleaning, they had to sand it, do a color match, and had to fix the glass on the face of the clock.

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