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Use Your Phonograph as an Alarm Clock - Popular Science 1932

Use Your Phonograph as an Alarm Clock - Popular Science 1932
USE PHONOGRAPH AS AN ALARM CLOCK

"A novel attachment for the phonograph by which a heavy sleeper may be aroused at any hour he wishes by soft music, was recently shown in London, England. The alarm-clock device is set at the desired hour, and wound. A brake on the turntable of the phonograph is released at the set hour by a slight pull from the alarm key of the clock."


Use Your Phonograph as an Alarm Clock - Popular Science 19321932 Issue of Popular Science

Via Modern Mechanix

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15,000 Pound Belt Driven Digital Clock from 1931

15,000 Pound Belt Driven Digital Clock from 1931Moving numerals, three feet high, will tell (told) Londoners the time when a monster clock now under construction in one of this British city’s railroad stations is completed. The big timepiece is believed the largest without hands ever built. Three endless belts of steel slats, driven by an electric motor, carry the numbers past a rectangular window high on the station wall where they are made visible. Each numeral is outlined by silvered disks of reflecting material, and floodlights play upon the figures to make them show up clearly at a distance. The movement of the belts is governed automatically from a control panel with an extremely accurate master clock, which in turn is constantly regulated from the observatory at Greenwich. The steel roller on which the hour numerals are shown is thirty-seven feet long and the blinds weigh about 15,000 pounds.

And Tag Heuer thought their V4 Monaco was the first belt-driven timepiece?? Ha!

15,000 Pound Belt Driven Digital Clock from 1931From a 1931 Popular Science



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Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided Timepieces

Tired of circular and rectangular shaped cases? Me too! So then, here is a varied collection of triangular watches over the decades...

Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided Timepieces1950s Cartier driver sideview watch
"Baguette à cadran incliné et mouvement Duoplan"
Dial is hinged at the apex allowing to rotate on axis

Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided Timepieces1970s Jaeger LeCoultre

Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided Timepieces1959 Patek Philippe prototype designed by Gilbert Albert
(valued well over $100,000)

Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided Timepieces1940 Jaeger LeCoultre "Duoplan" driver style sideview watch
(smallest mechanical movement)

Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided Timepieces1990 Gerald Genta "Les Nights"
with triangular hands and pyramidal stepped bezel

Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided Timepieces1961 Prototype Hamilton Electric Ventura
Mahogany & Mother-of-Pearl Pacer Prototypes

And there can't be any definitive triangular retrospective without the mysterious world of Masonic watches...

Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided Timepieces1940s Cervine Masonic Wristwatch

Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided TimepiecesOther Masonic Watches
Top: 1920 Tempor 8 day keyless Dashboard Timepiece
Bottom: 1930 Tempor & Hiram Pocketwatches

Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided Timepieces1950s Louvic Mystery Dial
(hands on discs)

Triangulorology - Thirteen Three-sided TimepiecesUnknown 1970s dynamic scattering LCD sideview
Very rare triangular prototype


Photos via Antiquorum and Rene Rondeau


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