The Family: By TheClock


Twelve years ago his daughter came to him with a fertility chart, asked him what all the graphs and numbers meant. After puzzling over it for hours, Los Angeles Lawyer Maurice Gordon decided that the chart was far too complicated for the average woman to understand, set to work to invent a clock that would do the calculations automatically.

Last week Gordon's clock finally reached the marketplace. Sold by the Sessions Clock Co. for $19.95 and coyly named "The Lady," it is designed to aid memory and math in the practice of the rhythm method of birth control. Essentially, it is...

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