National Geographic : 1920 Nov
PAINTED FORFATHERTIME BY HUGHRANK 4 Tthe belt of the proud night-watchman of a quaint old Franconian town hung the "Nurem berg Egg'-warning the eloping lovers of the hour for closing the outer gates. For many years old Nuremberg, birthplace of the world's first watch, was the chief source of supply. The clumsy drum shape persisted till after the death of Henlein, its inventor. Then came the oval watch, derisively nicknamed the "Nuremberg Egg." Gradually this novel timepiece, despite its crude ness and inaccuracy, won its way into the hearts of the people. Its nickname proved more significant than the sixteenth century ever dreamed-for from this curious "egg" were hatched those timekeeping marvels of the present day- (~1q~b Material, construction, adjustments and service fully covered by Elgin Guarantee o a , 7 ws/ches ,- -e-T f -^S*.?