NAWCC Western Carolinas Chapter 126

Meeting Notice - Saturday, 11 March 2017

 

All Members of NAWCC and Guests are Welcome to Attend Free

 

Program:        John Wagner - “A Herschede Hall Clock: History, Transport, and Friends”

                                                                                                

The tall clock with chime bells and majestic wood cabinet became the time standard bearer for elegance in European and American homes. The Herschede Hall Clock Company of Cincinnati, Ohio created award winning hall clocks with a distinctive brass movement featuring a deadbeat escapement, heavy brass dial with moving moon disc, nickel plated chime tubes, brass shell weights, and assorted hard wood cabinet patterns. A 1912 Crown Hall Clock Movement No. 1, First Quality,  with Dial “A” and nine 1½ inch Symphony tubular bells chiming quarts Westminster and Whittington, with separate bell for hour strike will be discussed. This clock traveled from Ohio to Illinois to Washington to South Carolina during the course of 105 years which started the same year that the RMS Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage. This past summer, the clock’s latest journey from the west coast to east coast involved both old and new horology friends in the process. Please join in the presentation to celebrate the work of Franz Herschede and the hall clocks created at the turn of the century in America.

 

Meeting Agenda:       09:00     Meeting Hall & Mart Open

                                    09:45     Education Workshop

                                    10:30     Business Meeting

                                    10:45     Program

                                    12:00     Informal Lunch after Chapter Meeting

 

Project Tables:    How can we help with your horology project? We set aside space for members and their guests to bring in projects they are working on to display or need information on problems encountered.

 

Chapter Website:      http://net.nawcc.org/Chapter126 or www.clocks126.com

 

Location:        Skyland Fire Department, 9 Miller Road, Asheville, NC 28776

 

Directions: Up the hill on right at the Hendersonville Road – Long Shoals Road intersection. About 2 miles east of I26 exit 37. The meeting room on the 2nd floor can be accessed using either the elevator or stairways.

 

Chapter Membership:     We offer an all-inclusive membership (e.g., meetings, chapter membership, picnic, email newsletter) for $25; otherwise $5 individual and $8 family

 

Officers:    President – Mike Rosenberg, seakayak123@bellsouth.net

Vice President – Georg Pilz, gjpilz@yahoo.com

                   Treasurer – David Moline, moline@clemson.edu

Secretary - (open position, self-nominations encouraged)

 

Upcoming Meeting Speakers and Events:

13 May 2017                     Dan McBride, “Railroad Pocket Watches”

08 July 2017                      Annual Picnic and Auction

09 September 2017           John Orolin, “English Clocks”

11 November 2017           Cody McKenzie, “Chime Tubes, Rods, and Bells”

13 January 2018                Georg Pilz, “Morbier Clocks”