Versatile Clock Runs the House
WITH almost human intelligence, a recently invented clock assumes the usual duties of a responsible housekeeper. At any time desired, the timepiece turns the lights in the home on or off. Besides showing the time of day, it has two additional hands to indicate the day and the month.
Outwardly resembling an ordinary clock, the new device contains a built-in electric motor that takes its supply from the house current. Accidentally deprived of this power source, it will still run for four days without winding, it is said; and will “pick up” the lost windings when the current is again turned on. Its inventor is Dr. J. F. Van Slyke of the Horological Institute of America.