National Geographic : 1920 Sep
l7emqAe/q~s -~ _ 2 -i( I jY7~ /OT until cathedral clocks had boomed out the hours for centuries, did it occur to anyone to bring them down to earth in miniature form-as Table Clocks. To this invention,some wit has ascribed the origin of that pa ternal classic,"Tut,tut! Time that young man went home!" Ornate in design, elaborate in workmanship, they were found only in the homes of a wealthy few. The hour hand was sometimes mounted on a large bell, and curved to meet the dial figures on the rim. The meaning of the minute was still undreamed of-why think of minutes when clocks varied an hour a day? Yet the Table Clock-plaything of the rich, but logical forerunner of portable clocks, or "watches"-brought the old world a long stride forward toward the timekeeping marvels of the Twentieth Century G or ILA Material construRion, adjustments and service fully covered by Elgin Guarantee * * * * JnL 'I;--- "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"