Berlin Maintains Clock Of Lives (Nov, 1936)
This thing must have gotten really annoying during WWII.
Berlin Maintains Clock Of Lives
A CLOCK of Lives operated by the Statistical Office in Berlin, Germany, informs spectators that the German population is constantly increasing. To insure being seen by many people, the clock was placed in Doenhoff-Place, a busy Berlin thoroughfare.
‘Wonder Clock’ Hands Turn Once in 26,000 Years (Dec, 1938)
There is a museum dedicated to him in his hometown of Lier Belgium and it looks like they still have this clock available for viewing. It kind of reminds me of a much less ambitious version of the Long Now Clock.
‘Wonder Clock’ Hands Turn Once in 26,000 Years
One master movement controls ninety-three different dials on the “Wonder Clock” built by a Belgian clockmaker. It was brought to this country recently for exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in New York. The various faces show the time divisions of the world, the location and movements of the earth, sun, moon, planets and stars, high and low tides at the principal ports and other phenomena—all synchronized by the single movement.
Electric Bell Provides Steady Alarm to Rouse Sound Sleepers (Feb, 1947)
Looks like a bomb from a bad T.V. show.
Electric Bell Provides Steady Alarm to Rouse Sound Sleepers
If your wind-up alarm clock runs through its short tinkle without disturbing your slumber, try using this electric bell that will keep on ringing until you disconnect it. It employs a doorbell transformer and bell, housed in any decorative box that blends with the bedroom furniture.