This is the kind of item that gets a professional surveyor excited.
The DNR's Matt Dontz found this original cedar survey post in a stream near Atlanta, in Montmorency County recently. The General Land Office of the U.S. government did the survey of Michigan's townships in 1850. The post was set to mark a section, or quarter corner and were driven into the ground each half-mile. It was preserved by the water, Forestry and Surveying experts agree the find is extremely rare, even with today's GPS technology.
Any guy knows that the Hammacher Schlemmer people always have cool and unique items, and this wall clock that displays the time on giant, easy-to-read panels is yet another desirable item from the HS people. Inspired by the classic flip clocks of yesteryear, this version uses bold 3 1/2" tall white numbers printed on black 3 3/4" x 5" vinyl split panels. Morning and evening hours are distinguished with an AM or PM printed on the hour panel. Each passing minute is accompanied by a pleasant, ambient clattering that underscores the analog flip clock's mechanical operation. The clock's polished metal column mounts easily using the included hardware. Requires one D battery that provides power for up to five months. And of course, it has a lifetime warranty from Hammacher Schlemmer. Check it out here.