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Clock-Stopping

From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, October, 1946

Clock-Stopping

CLOCK-stopping is a new expression that's cropped up in the aviation business since the recent jet-propulsion trials. Before long you may be able to fly from New York to California and get there before you start. This is not double-talk. It is "clock-stopping. " The explanation is that air experts claim planes will be able to beat the sun across the nation. 


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