New England Chapter No. 8 NAWCC


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

Workshop: "Getting Started in Clock Repairs"
Steve Sanborn

Workshop: "Electric Clocks: Time through a Wire"
Victor Kozakevich

Luncheon:  - Chris Bailey
"Clock & Watch Manufacturing at Waterbury: It Took a Licking, but It Kept on Ticking"


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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As spring gives way to summer, and financial despondency gives way finally to prosperity (we hope), Chapter 8 too will try to make a change for the better, if only in a small way.  Over the past few years we have been struggling to find ways to keep meetings and membership expenses affordable.  In keeping with that goal, we have decided to institute a new, and of course entirely voluntary, program whereby members with internet access will be able to receive meeting and dues notices via email, rather than through the US Mail.

This will save the Chapter a significant amount of money, even if only a small percentage of members take advantage of it.  I anticipate that, as time goes by, we will end up with a majority of our members being notified this way.  Your hard working Secretary, Les Tyrala, has volunteered to coordinate this effort.

Again, I must stress that this is entirely voluntary, so if you wish to continue receiving your notices through the mail, you need take no action.  However, if this is something you would like to try, please sign up simply by filling out the small colored form that is included with this mailing.  In future mailings, there will be a line on the meeting registration form for your email address, so that you may switch at any time.  Note that you can switch back to mailed notices at any time if email notices prove unsatisfactory for you.  Also, there will be a sign-up sheet at the Chapter table at meetings.

Looking forward to seeing some of you at the National in Grand Rapids!

-- Peter Nunes


NOTE:  THE CUTOFF DATE is Friday, June 12th

Registrations by June 12, 2009 are $20.
Registrations received after June 12, 2009, and "walk-ins" are $25.
As always, registration includes your luncheon and is required for participation in any of the meeting activities. Mail registration to: New England Chapter 8, c/o Co-op Printing, P.O. Box 787, East Longmeadow, MA 01028

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 (general entry); with closing at 11:45 A.M. for 12:00 Noon Luncheon.
8:30 AM Silent Auction Table will run from 8:30 to 10:15A.M.
9:00 AM "Getting Started in Clock Repairs" - Steve Sanborn will give a presentation, with handouts, covering the topics of clock terminology, theory, tools, supplies and materials resources, museums to visit, and auctions to attend. Steve started his interest in clocks as a teenager in Winchester, MA and under the direction of Ernest Butterworth. After obtaining a business degree and working in the banking sector for a number of years, he opened a clock restoration service. Steve and his wife now run their business in Sunapee, NH. Steve has been active in the NAWCC since 1959, named Old Timer in 2001, and was President of Chapter 8 during 1993-1994.
10:30 AM "Electric Clocks: Time through a Wire" - Victor Kozakevich will give a presentation on electric clocks, describing their history from early battery power, to the development of clocks powered by house current and on through modern quartz. Also, he will demonstrate repair techniques to bring electric clocks back to life, with emphasis on examples from the Massachusetts maker Warren-Telechron. Victor is an electronics engineer for a small company that carries out laser research.
11:45 Mart closes
12:00 Noon Luncheon
12:45 Luncheon Program:

"Clock & Watch Manufacturing at Waterbury: It Took a Licking, but It Kept on Ticking" - Chris Bailey, well known to our membership and noted for his presentations, will detail the origins of the clock and later watch manufacturing at Waterbury, CT, and its horological production from 1791 to the present. Chris began working at the American Clock & Watch Museum in 1972 as curator and librarian and the following year also became its Managing Director. He left his position in 1988, but returned in 1996, again serving as curator and librarian. He is the author of 200 Years of American Clocks and Watches (1975) as well as other publications. Besides many articles, Chris compiled most of the clock firm histories published in the museum's reproduction trade catalogs and in Tran Duy Ly's clock identification and price guides. He has lectured coast to coast during the last 37 years on the history of American clocks and watches and the firms that produced them. He is a past National Director and a Star Fellow of the NAWCC.

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 (multiple items for one bid count as one item).

At at the auction table you can buy a ticket for the 50-50 raffle.


Joe Seremeth, 1st VP of Chapter 8, manages the NAWCC Suitcase Program.  If you are interested, contact him at a meeting or at 508-867-7147 (email: ).

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.

2011 President, Peter Nunes
4 Hopkins Lane, Peace Dale, RI 02879

2011 1st Vice Pres., Joe Seremeth
23 George Allen Rd, W. Brookfield, MA 01585

2011 2nd Vice Pres., Harold Lincoln
5 Ringbolt Road, Hingham, MA 02043

2011 Treasurer, Wayne Paskerian
5 Warren St., Winchester, MA 01890

2011 Secretary, Lester Tyrala
28 Curtis St. Quincy, MA 02169

2011 Past President, Larry Chelmow
399 Chapman St., Canton, MA 02021

2011 Membership,  Steve Chatlas
Orchard Rd, Box 216, Kensington, CT 06037

2011 Director, Burton Kassap
112 Bullough Park, Newtonville, MA 02460

2011 Director, Dave Deutermann
81 Kingman St, Lakeville, MA 02347

2011 Director Joe Brown
7 Pheasant Ave. Sudbury, MA 01776

2011 Director Martin Cohen
21 Dunbarton Rd, Belmont, MA 02478

2011 Director Victor Kozakevich
44 Sherman St., Cambridge, MA 02138


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