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Do You Know What Day It Is?
The idea of making a clock that points to the day instead of the time came to two retired friends sitting around a campfire in Nevada's Black Rock Desert having a few beers. The men realized "What day is it?" had become more important to them than "What time is it?".
  Apparently many active retirees have the same problem. Since patenting the idea and finding a manufacturer, Mark Pierce and John Kallestad have been busy shipping day clocks all over the U.S., Canada and overseas.
  "It's very functional," Kallestad says. "People give it as a joke gift, but people find that they start to depend on it."
  The clocks are divided in seven segments for each day of the week, and one hand moves around according to the day. Time can be roughly estimated. It's about noon, for example, when the arrow is in the center of a segment.
  The clocks are especially good gifts for people who live alone or are in nursing homes.
  Since their first design, the partners have expanded to five models, including two that also include the time. Day clocks sell for $39.95; models with the time cost $49.95. They come in wood and contemporary styles. A rugged outdoor model sells for $155.
  Clocks are available through the Day Clocks website and in half a dozen catalogs. Kallestad welcomes inquiries from catalog companies.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Day Clocks Inc., 892 Maestro Dr., Suite 102, Reno, Nevada 89511 (ph 866 329-2562; info@dayclocks.com; www.dayclocks.com).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1