National Geographic : 1947 Sep
Split-second Time Runs Today's World © Donald McLelsh Bears March, a Cock Crows, and Bells Ring to Tell Hours on Bern's 16th-century Clock Large dial of Zeitglockenturm (clock tower) in the Swiss capital tells time. Bears and cock perform at right of small dial (above gate) that shows day and month. "Jacks" (mechanical figures) strike hours on bells in cupola. Atop the Zahringer fountain an armored bear carries a banner with the coat of arms of Bern's founders. 421 .