Almanac for all days from 1750 to 2100
Sunrise / Sunset times for any location set
Current moon phase
Nautical Time, ships watches and bells
Personal Biorhythm display
Personal record of biorhythm metrics
Lunar / Stellar planting & growing advice
RSS Newsfeed reader
The Edwardian gentleman and gentlewoman of taste would certainly have carried one of these had they been available. Within its compact and elegant case, the Almanac provides essential information for those traveling abroad, or merely venturing out to face a new day.
The Almanac provides sunrise and sunset times for any location you choose, including your current one which it can work out in most places on earth.
In addition it gives the the current phase of the moon, and providing you are prepared to disclose your date of birth, a personal Biorhythm chart. Thus armed you will be able to choose the best times to attempt or avoid difficult or stressful activities.
Of course the Edwardian gentleman and gentlewoman lived through times of tremendous change, and progressed elegantly with those changes adopting the best of the new while keeping the high standards of the old.
The personal Almanac therefore allows you to choose a mode of presentation using the finest technology available in each of the 20th century’s eras of technological progress. In the 1950s and 1960s, for example, Nixie tube displays and CRT screens were the acme of achievement.
In the 1970s, much cheaper display technology such as Flip displays made bedside clocks things of beauty and wonder, ticking quietly over.
Until quite recently these displays were in use in Airports and Railway Stations making a crescendo of fluttering as they cleared down, then formed a new display.
In the 1980s the development of LED then LCD displays made digital watches cheap and ubiquitous, while dot matrix printers brought home publishing a step closer, and introduced office workers to the entirely new concept of taking longer to present their work than to produce it. There is also a whole sub-genre of art produced on these printers, some of which we have imitated and incorporated.
Perhaps the most satisfying displays of the period were the electro-mechanical ones used on petrol pumps, where flaps were flipped in and out to reveal the segments which made up the numbers. These are used for the clock display.