{"id":11707366860,"title":"Original Kilburg Geochron Designer Series by Geochron Incorporated","handle":"original-kilburg-geochron-designer-series-by-geochron-incorporated","description":"\u003ch1\u003eGeochron and Kayla Bruke Design\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cp\u003eWhat happens when you mix an innovative product with a passionate designer? You get a one of a kind functional art piece. New for 2014 Geochron has just announced the Designer Series of Original Kilburg Geochrons.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eMaking the best out of an unfortunate situation, designer Kayla Bruke hand picks slabs of walnut to frame each Original Kilburg Geochron. The Willamette Valley Walnut trees that are used have all been infected with the deadly Thousand Cankers Disease. This makes them a hazzard and therefore needed to be removed. Instead of sending this magnificient wood to the chipper, the walnut has been rescued and turned into beautiful art pieces, furniture and instruments throught the Portland area.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eThe Desinger Series Geochron functionality is indentical as the Original Kilburg Geochron described below. The map size is identical, the minute dial is in the upper right hand corner and the light pattern changes with the date.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eFor this hand designed piece please allow 4 to 5 weeks for delivery for the time of order.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch1\u003eThe Original Kilburg Geochron\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003c!-- mceItemMediaService_youtube:{\"id\":\"YY7KVJ2dFWc\",\"width\":440,\"height\":330} --\u003e\u003c!-- do not directly edit this HTML, it will be overwritten by the mediaservice plugin --\u003e\u003cobject width=\"440\" height=\"330\"\u003e\u003cparam name=\"movie\" value=\"http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/v\/YY7KVJ2dFWc?fs=1\"\u003e\n\u003cparam name=\"allowFullScreen\" value=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cparam name=\"allowscriptaccess\" value=\"always\"\u003e\n\u003cembed src=\"\/\/www.youtube.com\/v\/YY7KVJ2dFWc?fs=1\" type=\"application\/x-shockwave-flash\" allowscriptaccess=\"always\" wmode=\"transparent\" allowfullscreen=\"true\" width=\"440\" height=\"330\"\u003e\u003c\/object\u003e\u003c!-- \/mceItemMediaService --\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eThe Geochron allows any observer to determine what time it is anywhere in the world. Physically the Geochron looks like a framed world map, about 2??3 ft. in size. The colorful map itself is an endless belt that is driven slowly from left to right by an electric clock motor in synchronism with the rotation of the earth. All known legal time zone boundaries are delineated on the map by dark blue lines which in most cases, converge on lettered pointers on the top edge of the map. These letters identify the standard time zones and also represent the short wave radio prefix for that zone.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eSize: The Original Kilburg is 34 1\/4ƒ?? Width x 22 3\/8ƒ?? Height x 5ƒ?? Depth\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http:\/\/www.ultraglobes.com\/product_images\/uploaded_images\/geo-300x246.jpg\" alt=\"Original Kilburg Geochron\" align=\"left\" hspace=\"10\" vspace=\"2\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eSpecifically, the Geochron illustrates:\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003eLegal time zones\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eGreenwich Mean time\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eGreenwich Apparent time\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eLocal Apparent time\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eMoment of sunrise\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eMoment of sunset\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDuration of daylight\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSun's meridian passage\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSun's equation of time\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDegrees of latitude and longitude\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003ch1\u003eTwo Models of Geochron\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http:\/\/www.ultraglobes.com\/product_images\/uploaded_images\/mrkilburg.jpg\" alt=\"James Kilburg Inventor of the Geochron\" width=\"200\" height=\"292\" align=\"right\"\u003eThere are two models of the Geochron World Clock: Original Kilburg and The Boardroom. Each model has slightly different features, though functionality is exactly the same. The map runs the same, the seasons change the same and both include a minute analog dial in the top right hand corner of the front panel. This dial allows for more accurate time keeping because it displays the exact minute after the hour and runs in unison with the map.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eThe major differences are aesthetic. Upgrade panels are available on the Original Kilburg model. These upgrades are aside from the seven vinyl finishes available at an entry level price. The upgrades include; Stainless Steel, Powder Coats, Anodized Aluminum and Natural Wood veneers. Boardroom models feature a special \"cove molding\" on their natural wood front panels.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch1\u003eThe History of Geochron\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cp\u003eThe Geochron was invented by James Kilburg with the idea that one device could be used to determine what time it is anywhere in the world. Kilburg was a mechanical engineer who perfected his craft and knack for ingenuity while living in Luxembourg. After moving to America, Kilburg devoted his life to creating innovations such as the car cigarette lighter, the first automatic dialing telephone, as well as the automated maraschino cherry pitter. The Geochron however was inspired by less practical reasons.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eIn 1962, Mr. Kilburg was overseas visiting relatives in Luxembourg. Unable to make the trip to Europe, his wife Dorothy picked up the phone to call him one day. With some help from the international operator, she got through to California.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eUnfortunately for her husband, it happened to be 2:00 a.m. This gave Mr. Kilburg all the inspiration he needed to create the world's first accurate global time machine. In 1965, the Geochron was born.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eAfter many years in California's bay area, Geochron's factory moved to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2007 where it continues to manufacture this incredible product.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch1\u003eThe Legacy Continues Today\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 2px 6px;\" src=\"http:\/\/www.ultraglobes.com\/product_images\/uploaded_images\/reagan2-300x221.jpg\" alt=\"Reagan Presnted a Geochron to Mikhail Gorbachev\" width=\"300\" height=\"221\" border=\"0\"\u003eFor over 40 years, the Geochron has been used by world renowned business leaders, dignitaries and diplomats and even by those in the White House.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eToday, the legacy continues. 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You get a one of a kind functional art piece. New for 2014 Geochron has just announced the Designer Series of Original Kilburg Geochrons.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eMaking the best out of an unfortunate situation, designer Kayla Bruke hand picks slabs of walnut to frame each Original Kilburg Geochron. The Willamette Valley Walnut trees that are used have all been infected with the deadly Thousand Cankers Disease. This makes them a hazzard and therefore needed to be removed. Instead of sending this magnificient wood to the chipper, the walnut has been rescued and turned into beautiful art pieces, furniture and instruments throught the Portland area.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eThe Desinger Series Geochron functionality is indentical as the Original Kilburg Geochron described below. The map size is identical, the minute dial is in the upper right hand corner and the light pattern changes with the date.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eFor this hand designed piece please allow 4 to 5 weeks for delivery for the time of order.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch1\u003eThe Original Kilburg Geochron\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003c!-- mceItemMediaService_youtube:{\"id\":\"YY7KVJ2dFWc\",\"width\":440,\"height\":330} --\u003e\u003c!-- do not directly edit this HTML, it will be overwritten by the mediaservice plugin --\u003e\u003cobject width=\"440\" height=\"330\"\u003e\u003cparam name=\"movie\" value=\"http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/v\/YY7KVJ2dFWc?fs=1\"\u003e\n\u003cparam name=\"allowFullScreen\" value=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cparam name=\"allowscriptaccess\" value=\"always\"\u003e\n\u003cembed src=\"\/\/www.youtube.com\/v\/YY7KVJ2dFWc?fs=1\" type=\"application\/x-shockwave-flash\" allowscriptaccess=\"always\" wmode=\"transparent\" allowfullscreen=\"true\" width=\"440\" height=\"330\"\u003e\u003c\/object\u003e\u003c!-- \/mceItemMediaService --\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eThe Geochron allows any observer to determine what time it is anywhere in the world. Physically the Geochron looks like a framed world map, about 2??3 ft. in size. The colorful map itself is an endless belt that is driven slowly from left to right by an electric clock motor in synchronism with the rotation of the earth. All known legal time zone boundaries are delineated on the map by dark blue lines which in most cases, converge on lettered pointers on the top edge of the map. These letters identify the standard time zones and also represent the short wave radio prefix for that zone.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eSize: The Original Kilburg is 34 1\/4ƒ?? Width x 22 3\/8ƒ?? Height x 5ƒ?? Depth\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http:\/\/www.ultraglobes.com\/product_images\/uploaded_images\/geo-300x246.jpg\" alt=\"Original Kilburg Geochron\" align=\"left\" hspace=\"10\" vspace=\"2\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eSpecifically, the Geochron illustrates:\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003eLegal time zones\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eGreenwich Mean time\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eGreenwich Apparent time\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eLocal Apparent time\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eMoment of sunrise\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eMoment of sunset\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDuration of daylight\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSun's meridian passage\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSun's equation of time\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDegrees of latitude and longitude\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003ch1\u003eTwo Models of Geochron\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http:\/\/www.ultraglobes.com\/product_images\/uploaded_images\/mrkilburg.jpg\" alt=\"James Kilburg Inventor of the Geochron\" width=\"200\" height=\"292\" align=\"right\"\u003eThere are two models of the Geochron World Clock: Original Kilburg and The Boardroom. Each model has slightly different features, though functionality is exactly the same. The map runs the same, the seasons change the same and both include a minute analog dial in the top right hand corner of the front panel. This dial allows for more accurate time keeping because it displays the exact minute after the hour and runs in unison with the map.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eThe major differences are aesthetic. Upgrade panels are available on the Original Kilburg model. These upgrades are aside from the seven vinyl finishes available at an entry level price. The upgrades include; Stainless Steel, Powder Coats, Anodized Aluminum and Natural Wood veneers. Boardroom models feature a special \"cove molding\" on their natural wood front panels.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch1\u003eThe History of Geochron\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cp\u003eThe Geochron was invented by James Kilburg with the idea that one device could be used to determine what time it is anywhere in the world. Kilburg was a mechanical engineer who perfected his craft and knack for ingenuity while living in Luxembourg. After moving to America, Kilburg devoted his life to creating innovations such as the car cigarette lighter, the first automatic dialing telephone, as well as the automated maraschino cherry pitter. The Geochron however was inspired by less practical reasons.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eIn 1962, Mr. Kilburg was overseas visiting relatives in Luxembourg. Unable to make the trip to Europe, his wife Dorothy picked up the phone to call him one day. With some help from the international operator, she got through to California.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eUnfortunately for her husband, it happened to be 2:00 a.m. This gave Mr. Kilburg all the inspiration he needed to create the world's first accurate global time machine. In 1965, the Geochron was born.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eAfter many years in California's bay area, Geochron's factory moved to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2007 where it continues to manufacture this incredible product.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch1\u003eThe Legacy Continues Today\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 2px 6px;\" src=\"http:\/\/www.ultraglobes.com\/product_images\/uploaded_images\/reagan2-300x221.jpg\" alt=\"Reagan Presnted a Geochron to Mikhail Gorbachev\" width=\"300\" height=\"221\" border=\"0\"\u003eFor over 40 years, the Geochron has been used by world renowned business leaders, dignitaries and diplomats and even by those in the White House.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003eToday, the legacy continues. You can still own an original, hand-made of the same exacting standards as originally specified by Jim Kilburg in 1965.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Original Kilburg Geochron Designer Series by Geochron Incorporated

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Geochron and Kayla Bruke Design

What happens when you mix an innovative product with a passionate designer? You get a one of a kind functional art piece. New for 2014 Geochron has just announced the Designer Series of Original Kilburg Geochrons.

Making the best out of an unfortunate situation, designer Kayla Bruke hand picks slabs of walnut to frame each Original Kilburg Geochron. The Willamette Valley Walnut trees that are used have all been infected with the deadly Thousand Cankers Disease. This makes them a hazzard and therefore needed to be removed. Instead of sending this magnificient wood to the chipper, the walnut has been rescued and turned into beautiful art pieces, furniture and instruments throught the Portland area.

The Desinger Series Geochron functionality is indentical as the Original Kilburg Geochron described below. The map size is identical, the minute dial is in the upper right hand corner and the light pattern changes with the date.

For this hand designed piece please allow 4 to 5 weeks for delivery for the time of order.

The Original Kilburg Geochron

The Geochron allows any observer to determine what time it is anywhere in the world. Physically the Geochron looks like a framed world map, about 2??3 ft. in size. The colorful map itself is an endless belt that is driven slowly from left to right by an electric clock motor in synchronism with the rotation of the earth. All known legal time zone boundaries are delineated on the map by dark blue lines which in most cases, converge on lettered pointers on the top edge of the map. These letters identify the standard time zones and also represent the short wave radio prefix for that zone.

Size: The Original Kilburg is 34 1/4ƒ?? Width x 22 3/8ƒ?? Height x 5ƒ?? Depth

Original Kilburg Geochron

Specifically, the Geochron illustrates:

  • Legal time zones
  • Greenwich Mean time
  • Greenwich Apparent time
  • Local Apparent time
  • Moment of sunrise
  • Moment of sunset
  • Duration of daylight
  • Sun's meridian passage
  • Sun's equation of time
  • Degrees of latitude and longitude

Two Models of Geochron

James Kilburg  Inventor of the GeochronThere are two models of the Geochron World Clock: Original Kilburg and The Boardroom. Each model has slightly different features, though functionality is exactly the same. The map runs the same, the seasons change the same and both include a minute analog dial in the top right hand corner of the front panel. This dial allows for more accurate time keeping because it displays the exact minute after the hour and runs in unison with the map.

The major differences are aesthetic. Upgrade panels are available on the Original Kilburg model. These upgrades are aside from the seven vinyl finishes available at an entry level price. The upgrades include; Stainless Steel, Powder Coats, Anodized Aluminum and Natural Wood veneers. Boardroom models feature a special "cove molding" on their natural wood front panels.

The History of Geochron

The Geochron was invented by James Kilburg with the idea that one device could be used to determine what time it is anywhere in the world. Kilburg was a mechanical engineer who perfected his craft and knack for ingenuity while living in Luxembourg. After moving to America, Kilburg devoted his life to creating innovations such as the car cigarette lighter, the first automatic dialing telephone, as well as the automated maraschino cherry pitter. The Geochron however was inspired by less practical reasons.

In 1962, Mr. Kilburg was overseas visiting relatives in Luxembourg. Unable to make the trip to Europe, his wife Dorothy picked up the phone to call him one day. With some help from the international operator, she got through to California.

Unfortunately for her husband, it happened to be 2:00 a.m. This gave Mr. Kilburg all the inspiration he needed to create the world's first accurate global time machine. In 1965, the Geochron was born.

After many years in California's bay area, Geochron's factory moved to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2007 where it continues to manufacture this incredible product.

The Legacy Continues Today

Reagan Presnted a Geochron to Mikhail GorbachevFor over 40 years, the Geochron has been used by world renowned business leaders, dignitaries and diplomats and even by those in the White House.

Today, the legacy continues. You can still own an original, hand-made of the same exacting standards as originally specified by Jim Kilburg in 1965.

Sku: GEO-DESIGNER-01

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