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Wooden-clock of Székely Albert

The wooden-clock, made in 1943 by Székely Albert, handyman from Józseffalva, had been placed in the Szekely room during the closing celebration series of the millennium. The craftsman got the hang of the structure of clocks by retouching old clocks among being a carpenter. After that he had the opportunity to realize his dream, to create a 2 meters high "parlor-clock". He had built three such clocks, from which the third one is on display in the Peasant House. The contemporary Newsreel had reported about the clock, brought out on the sale of Szabadka. It was not fully done, the outer carvings were left half-made, but the clock-system had functioned. Because of the events of the Second World War the clock ended up at a Catholic parish priest in Szeged. From there it came to the museum of Szeged, where it had been stored in the cellar. During the decades its state deteriorated a lot, it had been damaged. Part of its inscription had been gouged out - it had been pronounced anti-regime because of its reference to governor Horthy Miklós. In the meantime Székely Albert didn’t have the opportunity either to do something for the clock.

Péter András, carpenter from Bátaszék had taken on the renovation, though he could not make it work again. The Szekelys of Bátaszék feel like the clock is theirs, because this symbolizes the former home and common destiny for them.

The clock is one of the favorite items of the visitors of the Peasant House, it enjoys large popularity because of its destiny and its artistic value as well.

Peasant House, Bátaszék - Hungary