There’s a reason for why museums have signs saying not to touch the objects on display. Some visitors to the National Watch & Clock Museum of Columbia, Pennsylvania learned that the hard way.

The museum was home to a unique clock designed by James Borden. It looks like the visitors were touching and manipulating the device, causing it to fall off the wall and break.

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According to Atlas Obscura, it does seem as though the clock can be repaired, according to Borden. Hopefully, it’ll be back on the wall before too much longer.

[Atlas Obscura]

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Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.

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