National Geographic : 1922 Feb
Caron de Beaumarchais bends his gaze Near him the Alpine inspector, his to fair Pompadour's Ring-Watch tongue ever busy with watches, -Keyless, yet key to the power which Chafes as his wayward thoughts stray to the mountaineer's rosy-cheeked he sought in the gay court of daughter. Louis. Charlotte of England, her queenly hand Here on our own native shores, the swinging her watch on its pendant, courtly and far-visioned Raymond Offers a sovereign's thanks for the Gives to his own generation America's gift of the Lever Escapement. StandardizedTimepiece. Sliver the Midshipmite carries before Youth and Old Age of Today, their him, on cushion of satin, exquisite Elgins displaying, him, on cushion of satin, Marvel at Time's paradoxical flight Harrison's wondrous Chronometer, ever swift, ever dragging. source of a new navigation. Proudly the Spirit of Progress, her Sternly the Clockmakers' Company eager face brightly illumined head unto death is condemning By visions of Elgins to come, hastens Watches "deceitful"; the smith's on to the Dawn of Tomorrow. mighty sledge shall reduce them to powder. ha HUS before old Father Time trails o the slow, endless pageant of ages. Head bent and chin upon breast, the All that is best in its toil and its fearless and restless Napoleon genius he thankfully gives us Swings in the stride that rewinds his Now in the Watch of Today-in Elgin, treasured Pedometer Timepiece. the Timepiece of all Time. What of the Watch of the Future? Though its form is yet shrouded in shadows, Of its source Father Time has no doubt. He knows it will still be-an ELGIN. U. S. A. Elgin! EDITORIAL NOTE: This illus tration-which reviews in panorama form the Elgin art panels of the past twenty-four months-is a miniature reproductionof DeLay's mural paint ing. "The Pageant of Time." It ap pears in full colors in the forthcoming de Luxe edition of Elgin's classic vol ume now on the press, "Through the Ages With Father Time." Furtherannouncementwill be made when the finished book is ready for the art-loving public. N f 1922 ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH COMPANY "