New England Chapter No. 8 NAWCC


Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA

Directions (The hotel is located opposite Old Sturbridge Village on Route 20, Sturbridge MA):
From Massachusetts, take the Mass Pike (1-90) west to exit 9 to Rte 20 west through the lights to the Host Hotel on the right.
From Connecticut and New York, take 1-84 east to Rte 20 west in Sturbridge, through the lights to the Host Hotel on the right.
From Rhode Island, take Rte 146 north to Rte 20 west in Sturbridge, through the lights to the Host Hotel on the right.

Those desiring overnight lodging should contact the hotel directly at 1-800-582-3232 or 508-347-7393.

Registrations by September 26, 2005 are $19.
Registrations received after September 26, 2005 and "walk-ins" will be $25.
As always, registration includes your luncheon and is required for participation in any of the meeting activities.

7:30 AM Registration name tags available for those members who preregistered.
Registration table open for "walk-ins". Mart area open for set-up by table holders only.
8:00 AM Mart open; with closing at 11:45 A.M. for 12:00 Noon Luncheon.
(a watchman for Mart will be provided)
8:30 AM Silent Auction Table will run from 8:30 to 10:15A.M.
9:00 AM Building an 8-Day Weight Driven Pendulum Clock - Mike Yawitch practiced as a Consulting Civil Engineer in South Africa for over 40 Years. He retired in late 1999 to join his family in the USA . He took up Home Shop Machining as a hobby in the early 1980's and gravitated to clock making by 1990. To date Mike has made two skeleton clocks to the design of W.R. Smith of Tennessee . He is currently making a traditional weight driven pendulum clock, which he intends following with a skeleton clock of his own design.
10:30 AM

The Watch and Clock Fusee Mechanism - Martin Cohen, participating director of Chapter 8, will make this presentation. He has been an amateur horologist for many years. While not a collector, Marty’s main interests are the history of technology, tools and means and mechanisms for telling time. The lecture and demonstration will include all you ever wanted to know about the fusee but were afraid to ask.

11:45 Mart closes
12:00 Noon Luncheon
12:30 Luncheon Program:
Don Mueller, Director of the American Clock and Watch Museum , in Bristol , Connecticut . His program will include a slide presentation of some of the outstanding watches and clocks in the Museum collection. He will also discuss current and future special exhibits, activities and services available to the horological community. This museum, if you have not been there, is a jewel and is well worth your time to visit it. Many Chapter 8 members also are members of the museum and support it.

The Silent Auction table (8: 30 to 10:15) - enables you to sell a few items without the need for a table:

Fill out a slip at the table with your minimum price you will accept for the item. Members can then write in their bids during the course of the auction.

The cost to you as a seller is only $3.00 PER ITEM. The charge is payable in advance and applies whether item sells or not.

At the same table or at the registration table in the hall you can buy a ticket for the 50-50 raffle. YOU get 50% of the total pot and Chapter 8 benefits from the other half. $1.00 per ticket or three for $2.00.



Since this is the last meeting of 2005, I wish to extend my best wishes for the oncoming Thanksgiving Holiday and Seasons Greetings for the Year End Holidays.  I hope that this year's Chapter Events have brought you some pleasure and enlightenment in the world of horology. I know that next year, we will strive to do better.
-- Burt Kassap

Suitcase Clock Repair Courses
Victor Kozakevich, an associate director of Chapter 8, will handle the NAWCC Suitcase Program. If you are interested, contact him at a meeting or call him at 617-491-4608. Contact by E-mail is

Chapter Contacts:
If you any of you have a question or wish to contact someone in the chapter, get in touch with any of these people and they will get your message to the right person if they cannot help you.

President Burton Kassap
112 Bullough Park, Newtonville, MA 02460

1st Vice Pres. VACANT
Note the vacancy. We are in real need for a volunteer in Chapter Eight for 1st VP.

2nd Vice Pres. Harold Lincoln
5 Ringbolt Road, Hingham, MA 02043

Treasurer Wayne Paskerian
5 Warren St., Winchester, MA 01890

Secretary  (Acting)  Dick Trepp
573 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow , MA 01106

Past President Dave Deutemiam
81 Kingman St., Lakeville, MA 02347

2007 Director Joe Brown, 7 Pheasant Ave. Sudbury, MA 01776 978-443-2284

2007 Director Larry Chelmow, 399 Chapman St., Canton, MA 02021 781-828-1626

2007 Director Peter Nunes, 4 Hopkins Lane, Peace Dale, RI 02879 401-789-3639

2009 Director Frank Menez, 2 Bernier St, Somersworth NH 03878 603-692-0499

2009 Director Les Tyrala, 28 Curtis St. Quincy, MA 02169 617-479-2140

2009 Director Martin Cohen, 21 Dunbarton Rd, Belmont, MA 02478 617-484-8725

Associate Dir Victor Kozakevich, 44 Sherman St., Cambridge, MA 02138 617-491-4608

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