by Yefim Liberman
found in Armavir, in 1946



TABLE CLOCK

dimensions: 20x15x11 cm
weight: 1 kg
— This is what was left to me by my relatives, by my grandfather, my mother's stepfather who was a pilot during the war and this was, or so it would appear, some kind of souvenir of his time as a pilot. It's likely that the clock was just taken from an aircraft and the rest made around it. I don't know. These wooden bits are just inserted into these openings here. Here you can find out the flight time and here, so it would appear, days are counted, up to five. These are, y'know, those long distance flights. This clock also shines in the darkness. Well, here the flannel has been thoughtfully stuck to the lower panel so as not to scratch the furniture. And the front panel is then fitted onto it, and then these supports here, it's slightly inclined and fastened on with these supports and propped up from the back with these wooden bits. Then all this is attached to the lower, I mean, this short wooden plank. So, I mean, it's a simple device, with no frills, utilitarian, the only nice things about it are these carved corners here on the front panel (...) I think it's from the end of the 40's when he had already left the army. He was, at the beginning of the war, in 42 or 43 an instructor in the Armavir flying school and, as far as I know, they were there in Armavir after the evacuation, that is, my mum with my granny lived there for some time. It was, I reckon, about 46, 47 (...) because after that they left there and after that they couldn't have got hold of such a thing. Well, it's not likely anyway (...) So, more than likely this is a kind of farewell from his military post, from that military city. That kind of thing.

Vera Khlebnikova
from Moscow
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Found in Armavir
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