Jules Verne Forum



electric clocks

From: Norman Wolcott <nwolcott~at~kreative.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 10:12:37 -0400
To: "jvf" <jvf~at~math.technion.ac.il>

In "80 days" Phileas Fogg is desceibed as having 2 electric clocks.
Although the technical capability for an electric clock was certainly
available in 1872, when was the first one in fact constructed? The offhand
way in which Verne describes it implies that it was not all that uncommon,
perhaps one was on display at one of the great exhibitions?
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