New England Chapter No. 8 NAWCC

Winter Meeting, Saturday, February 13, 2010

Auburn Elks Lodge, Auburn, MA
754 Southbridge Street (Route 12), Auburn, MA

9:00 AM. “Collecting 101." The talk by Jeff Adams will cover the basics of collecting with a focus on watches, but his comments will be applicable for clocks with thoughts for everyone from the novice to the serious collector. Since 1994, Jeff has been repairing clocks and watches. In 2003, he became a NAWCC Field Suitcase Instructor. He studied under Dan Neid, former head of the NAWCC School of Horology.

10:30 AM. “Electric Time Company.” Tom Erb, President and owner of Electric Time Company, Medfield, MA, will speak about Electric Time's commitment to quality, design, and manufacturing of tower and street clocks. The history of the Electric Time Company and its connection to Telechron will be revealed. Tom has been president of Electric Time Company more than 25 years. His Bachelor and Masters degrees are in Electrical Engineering.

12:45 PM, Luncheon Program. “Clocks in Art – the Sequel.”

Since Bob Frishman gave his entertaining "clocks in Art" presentation at our January 2009 meeting, he has been busy on-line and in art museums finding many more examples of fine art with clocks in the image. Bob will show dozens more paintings from 16th century Titians to a 1975 Philip Guston. In most cases, the pictured clock has symbolic importance as a sign of wealth and sophistication or as a metaphor for life's passage. Bob, a past President of Chapter 8, is a frequent Bulletin author and runs his antique clock repair and sales business, Bell-Time Clocks, from his home based shop in Andover, Massachusetts.

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From the East or West: Mass Turnpike (I-90), take Exit 10, then stay to the right after exiting the toll plaza and to Southbridge St. (Route 12) going south. The Elks Club is about 0.6 mile on the right.

From the North: follow Route 290 to Exit 6, then to Route 20 West. Follow Route 20 to the 4th set of lights (Route 12 intersection). Turn right (north) on to Route 12. The Elk Club is about 0.3 mile on the left. Note: the exit for Route 20 West off of Route 290 is the very first exit after the Mass Turnpike. The exit comes up quickly, so be aware of this situation.

From the South: follow Route 395 (becomes Route 290 in Auburn) and take Exit 6 for Route 20 West. Proceed to the 4th set of lights (the junction of Routes 12 and 20) and turn right on to Route 12 North. The Elks Club is about 0.3 mile on the left.

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