October Question of the Month

Love trivia? Or just like winning things? Submit your answer to the 3 questions below (yes, you have to answer them all) for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Miami Bookstore. Good luck!

October Question of the Month:
A Radio Room clock, made by Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1935-1939, was intended for use in the ‘radio shack’ on board a ship.

PART 1
What is the purpose of the red wedge-shaped marks at 3 and 9 on the clock face?

PART 2
What maritime disaster led to the implementation of this rule in shipboard communication?

PART 3
Later radio room clocks include additional marks in green at 12 and 6. What different communication methods were used for these two sets of marks?

Miami University student competitors who submit the correct answer will be included in a drawing at the end of the month. Contestants may submit answers until midnight, October 31. The student competitor whose name is picked in the drawing is the winner. The winner will receive: $20 Gift Certificate for the Miami University Bookstore.

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