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Current time anywhere

Current time anywhere

May 1965: The original Los Angeles Times caption reported:

THE TIME OF DAY — This clock gives you the current time in 166 major cities throughout the world when a code is dialed. Invented by Fred G. Burg, chairman of Burgmaster Corp., Gardena producer of turret drilling machines (which he also invented), the first clock was presented to Leo Helfenberger, vice president of Union Bank’s international division. Burg, holding the clock, explained the small dial shows local time while the big dial gives the zone time. The zone dial lights up to indicate AM or PM.

This photograph was published as standalone art on the May 22, 1965, Los Angeles Times Business & Finance page.

Burg died in 1995. His Los Angeles Times obituary, Fred Burg: Inventor, Tool Manufacturer is online.

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