National Geographic : 1937 Jan
AS LONDON TOILS AND SPINS LLOYD'S WILL INSURE ANYTHING-FROM BALLOONS TO DANCERS' FEET Under the clock in the main hall hangs the Lutine Bell, recovered long ago from a sunken British treasure ship. The bell is rung by a clerk to announce a wreck or the arrival of an overdue vessel, or to attract the attention of the brokers. Policies are written by individual members, not by the corporation (page 31). rnotograpns Dy n. Antnony 3tewart ALL THINGS COME TO LONDON'S DOCKS, EVEN TONS OF ELEPHANT TUSKS Most of them are from animals long dead, comparatively few from newly killed elephants, a warehouse guard told the author (page 4). These long, curving spikes of precious ivory, taller than a man, are carved into all manner of tiny, delicate articles in near-by London shops where craftsmen sometimes postpone their work until after midnight to avoid the vibration of traffic.