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Publication numberUS1095227 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1914
Filing dateDec 2, 1913
Priority dateDec 2, 1913
Publication numberUS 1095227 A, US 1095227A, US-A-1095227, US1095227 A, US1095227A
InventorsKaren M Phillips
Original AssigneeKaren M Phillips
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Astrological clock.
US 1095227 A
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APPLIOATIOH FILED v11110.2, 1913.

1,095,227, Patented May 5, 1914.

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Specification of Letters l atent.

Patented May 5, 1914.

Application filed December 2, 1913. Serial No. 804,217.

T alZ echo-m it may concern:

Be it known that I, KAREN M. PHILLIPs, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in AstrologicalClocks, of which the following 'is a specification;

This invention relates to registering devices, the said invention being designed primarily foruse as an astrological clock or indicator, in which the planetary hours of the seven days of the week are indicated on a movable member in order that the astrological signs for the day and for the twenty four hours of any day will be displayed and readable for the purpose of determining the signs for the day and the hour of the day, whether the signs be good or bad accord ing to the belief in and purpose of such astrological signs.

An object of this invention is to provide a dial which may be utilized in connection with'the hand, or hands-of a clock so that as the hand moves over the face or dial, the

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, andin Which- Figure 1 illustrates .a plan view of the dial embodying the invention; and Fig. 2

illustrates an edge view thereof.

In the drawings A denotes the dial which contains on its surface the concentric clrcles B, C, D, E, and F, the latter of which is the marginal circle of the dial A.

The space .between the circles B and C 1s equi-distantly, marked and numbered from 1 to 12 denoting the hours from m dn ght to midday and fronrmidday to midnight as employed in clocks now in commonuse. The space between the concentric circles C and D is graduated or marked and numbered from 1 to 2a," the same being designed for use in connection with clocks, the hand or hands of which make a complete revolution once in twenty four hours.

The space between the concentric circles D and E is divided into twenty four main parts or segments denoted by the heavy lines G and the space between any two of the said heavy lines G is sub-divided by the radial lines H, which, according to the use of the 1nvention denote five-minute spaces,.that is to say a hand of a clock would require five minutes to pass from one line H to the next adjacent line parallel with it, so that by using a dial with the indications thereon as mentioned, a clock with a single hand may be employed and the time may be read by referring to the numerals between the concentric circles B, C or G, D, to reckon the hour and to the parallel lines G and H for reckoning the minutes past the hour. For convenience in reading the minutes, the space between the circles E and F is sup plied with numbers opposite each third parallel line as for instance, the dividing lines G which are opposite the hour indications are marked denoting minutes and at three line intervals thereafter, the lines are supplied with indications lo, 30, and 45 so that the time may beqrzkly read by an observer.

As the foregoing method of reading the time will, it is thou ht, be apparent, fur- .ther detailed descriptlon of the dial, its con-' struction and the'provision for denoting the time is believed unnecessary.

For the purpose of associating the astrological signs with the hour and for the further purpose of associating with the day of the week and the said signs with the clock and its indicating mechanism, means are provided for associating a dial or astrological chart with the clock face to show that the astrological day, the beginning of which is reckoned-by the rising of the sun, may be adjusted with relation to the clock dial.

As an example of the utility of this invention, it may be supposed that the sun rises on a certain day at 6:15. To enable the reading of the chart according to the hour of the day, that portion of the chart containing the days of the ,week'would be moved with relation to the clock dial to bring the segment of the chart containing trated in Fig. 1 where it is seen that the segment containing the days of the week is opposite that segment-0f the dial between the numerals 6 and 7 denoting the sixth and seventh hour of the day. This arrangement and manipulation of the parts results in locating the astrological signs in proper relation to the clock dial so that the astrological day will begin with sunrise and the astrological signs for the different hours of an astrological day will be pointed to by the hand of the clock in its travel over' the face of the dial. and a correct reading of the time and of the signs will-result.

For the purpose of a very apt reading of the astrological signs and their meaning or interpretatlon, I'have supplied the surface of the astrological chart with legends defining the sign or symbol used and an interpretation of what it stands for, according to the belief of astrologers;

i 1 i i v i i r I, Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each,'by addressing the Commissioner 0! Patents,

' Washington, D. 0.

I claim-- In a registering device, a dial having divisions indicated on its surface near its margin designating hours and minutes, a member having its edge extending beyond the edge of the dial and having dividing lines spaced apart a distance equal to the distance between the hour designations of the dial; and concentric circles intersecting the lines, the spaces between the circles correspondingand beingdesignated by the days of the week and astrological signs between the circles in the space between the divisional lines and means for movably connecting the disk and dial.

In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

KAREN M. PHILLIPS.- Witnesses:

H. HARLEM', 'WILLIAM B. Bnnnnns.

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US3355822 *Oct 23, 1965Dec 5, 1967Losey Alba ElinorAstrologic device
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U.S. Classification273/161, D10/123, 434/106
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/181