Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Mysterious Incoming Advertising Card

What was it?

 Const.-Apparat. "Benzing"

Advertising cards and covers sometimes offer a glimpse at obscure creations that have otherwise been pretty much lost in time.  Here is an example:  the "Benzing," replete with a crank, clock, handle and patent number.

What was it?  How was it used?  Was it ever commercially marketed?

Milspe, Westfalen
21 Apr 1904
22 Apr 1904

Corner card:
Carl Woeste
Gevelsberg i. W.


Ian - Norvic said...

For Racing pigeons

Arsdorf said...

Thanks, Ian. Now we know:

Benzing have been designing racing pigeon clocks since 1863 and in this high technology world of today they are the still the World leaders in innovative secure electronic timing systems.