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Unusual Electric Clock Showing International Time

From Horology magazine, December, 1937

Unusual Electric Clock Showing International Time

Many clocks of similar construction have been made showing international time, this clock, however, shows the hours, minutes as well as seconds for each country.

The dial is ten inches in diameter and in order to get the drive for the second hands on each of the small dials as well as the large dials, the clock movement was specially constructed.

In all, there are fifty-five wheels in the train and the clock is driven by a synchronous electric motor. In setting the hands to time, they are all controlled simultaneously from one setting post. The clock was designed and constructed by Norman Utz and Eldon Zeaske, students of the Elgin Watchmakers' College. 



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