SPRING MEETING, SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2002
|7:30 AM||Registration name tags available for those members who preregistered.
Registration table open for "walk-ins".
|8:00 AM||Mart area open for setup by table holders only.|
|8:30 AM||Mart open with closing at 11:30 A.M. for 12:00 Noon Luncheon.
Silent Auction Table will run from 8:30 to 10:30A.M.
|9:45 AM||New Jersey members Harry Blair and Mel Smith will present Antique Watchmaker Tools, a description of the watchmaker at his bench in 1900, the tools he used and how he used them. There will be two tables of antique tools exhibited at this talk, such as wheel-cutting engines, lathes, etc.|
|10:45 AM||Robert Cheney will present Roxbury Eight-Day Movements and the English Connection: 1785-1825. This presentation is based on recent research and was published in the April, 2000 issue of The Magazine Antiques, and describes a reinterpretation of the manufacture of Roxbury tall clocks by the Willards and their known apprentices.|
|11:30||Break for Lunch, Mart closes|
|Luncheon Speaker: The National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia, PA: Robert Cheney will continue his speaking engagement with this program, which traces the origins of the NAWCC museum from the mid 1940’s to the official opening of the new museum in 1999. The Association's collection has grown to over 12,000 clocks, watches and ancient timekeepers. This talk will discuss the museum and some of the clocks housed in Columbia at our National Headquarters.
Robert C. Cheney, of Brimfield, Massachusetts is a Fellow of the NAWCC, Secretary/Treasurer for the Board of Trustees at the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, a clockmaker, consultant and dealer in American clocks. He has authored numerous book reviews and articles such as that of our 10:45 workshop, also a book, Clockmaking in New England, 1725-1825. His most recent project was an appointment as Scholar in Residence at the Concord Museum to offer the first major reinterpretation of American clockmaking in 100 years.
Be sure to stop by the Chapter Mart table to see a working grasshopper skeleton clock built by member Mike Yawitch, from the drawings and instructions of Mr. W.R. Smith of Tennessee. The Smith clock was featured in the National Crafts Contest and won first Prize.
Silent Auction Table will run from 8:30to 10:30A.M.
There is a change to a flat fee of $3.00 per item, multiple items for one bid to count as one item. The charge is collected in advance. It applies regardless of whether item sells or not. We hope you find that this is cheaper and easier for you.
President's Message - Bob Frishman
You are being invited to our Chapter's first Sunday meeting. We hope this encourages attendance by members who are tied up with family or business activities on Saturdays. It looks like more than half of the NAWCC chapters meet on Sundays, and we plan to include some Sunday meetings on our yearly schedules.
The next national NAWCC convention is coming up in July in Anaheim. For those who regularly attend, and for those who have never attended, I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to buy and learn and meet and greet.
The NAWCC Awards Committee (of which I am a member) is asking each chapter to suggest candidates for NAWCC Fellow. If you have someone who you think we should consider, please contact me for the criteria, which include active volunteer and educational work on the local and national levels of our organization.
And finally, our membership numbers and renewals continue to run substantially ahead of last year. We all can feel proud to be part of a growing successful chapter.
- Bob Frishman
Schedule of Events for 2002 (We have had many requests for some Sunday meetings):
Sunday - May 11th, Special Event-Joint meeting with Chapters 2, 84, and 148 at Timexpo Waterbury, CT.
Saturday - June 29th, Willard House Workshop, Grafton, MA.
Sunday - Aug 4th TBA
Thur - Sat-Oct 17th-19th Rolling Green Inn, Andover MA. National Seminar, "Boston: Cradle of Industrial Watchmaking". Chapter 8 is cosponsoring this and this will be in lieu of our fall educational symposium.
Saturday - Nov 2nd, Worcester Holiday Inn, Worcester MA.
If you any of you have a question or wish to contact someone in the chapter, get in touch with any of these four and they will get your message to the right person if they cannot help you.
President Bob Frishman
53 Poor St., Andover MA 01810
1st Vice Pres Dave Deutemiam
81 Kingman St., Lakeville, MA 02347
Treasurer Wayne Paskerian
5 Warren St., Winchester, MA 01890
Secretary Dick Trepp
573 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, MA 01106
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