New England Chapter No. 8 NAWCC

Spring Meeting, Saturday, April 18, 2015

Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Southbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566


8:30A.M. Registration: Nametags available for pre-registered members. Walk-in registration begins. Mart opens for set up for table holders only.

9:00A.M. Mart Opens - General Entry
Mart will close at 11:45 A.M. for the 12:00 Noon Luncheon.

9:00 to 11:45 AM. Silent Auction. A fee of $3.00 per item, multiple items for one bid count as one item.


9:45 AM. "Time, History, Philosophy and Art." Marty Cohen will share his thoughts and observations about how our view of time has changed as the accuracy of our ability to measure it has improved. Marty Cohen is a retired engineering consultant. His many interests include horology, anthropology, history, mathematics, banjos and making things. The major product from his woodworking activities is sawdust.

10:45 AM. "Repivoting for Clocks." This presentation by Jeff Adams will demonstrate the following points: sizing the new pivot diameter and length, cleaning off the old pivot, drilling the new hole, pressing in the new pivot (does it have to be soldered?), finishing the pivot diameter, and burnishing and polishing the new pivot. Jeff has been a NAWCC Field Suitcase Instructor since 2003, and studied under Mr. Dan Neid, head of the York Time Institute, York, PA.

12:00 Noon. Lunch

12:45 PM. "The Philadelphia Centennial Exposition." Tom McIntyre will give a presentation about the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876, the various horological manufacturers who displayed there, the watches, Waltham and others, that competed for prizes, and the watchmakers who judged them. Tom has been collecting watches and clocks since 1967, and has been a member of the NAWCC since 1971. He has been heavily involved in developing Internet facilities and services for the NAWCC, and is currently the technical administrator for the NAWCC Message Board and provides software support for the Headquarters staff.

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