Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
~ The Pacific Monthly, July - January 1909
“There can be no question that the HOWARD is the watch for the aviator.”
Little known problems facing an aviator.
The simple watch and spotted cravat on Edward Fox.
The Day Of The Jackal (1973)
“This fantastic contraption, called the ‘Routefinder’, showed 1920s drivers in the UK the roads they were travelling down, gave them the mileage covered and told them to stop when they came at journey’s end.
The technology – a curious cross between the space age and the stone age – consisted of a little map scroll inside a watch, to be ‘scrolled’ (hence the word) as the driver moved along on the map. A multitude of scrolls could be fitted in the watch to suit the particular trip the driver fancied taking.”
Anonymous, Swiss-made Watch, c 1850
Probably mid-nineteenth century. Lever escapement, two-arm uncut bimetallic balance. Going barrel. Enamel dial, blued steel hands and sweep centre seconds hand. Chinese numerals with inner 24-hour chapter ring with European roman numerals. Silver case.
from: Watches; Clutton and Daniels; 1965; Viking Press, New York.