National Geographic : 1920 Jul
ERO HOUR in the Dark Ages! The Time-Candle has burned to its seventh ring, the marauding Dane sleeps in his camp-to arms, ye warriors of Alfred the Great! Inventions run in cycles. Alfred's Candle recalls the Cave Man's timepiece. The grass rope was divided by knots, the candle by notches or rings. King Alfred's grasp of the value of Time was amazing-his working schedule a challenge to modern executives. To God he dedicated one-half of his most precious possession -Time! The Time-Candle, with its twenty-minute divisions was his shrewd device for more accurately fulfilling that vow a thousand years before the timekeeping marvels of our day- 64 '1 /3 gpS "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"