Meeting March 10, 2018
We have a premier speaker set up for our Sept 8, Meeting Ken Hogwood will be speaking about 200 years of French Carriage Clocks- so please be sure to attend.
09:00 Meeting Hall & Mart Open – Coffee & Donuts
10:15 Business Meeting
10:30 Program - 200 Years of French Carriages Clocks by Ken Hogwood
12:00 Informal Lunch after Chapter Meeting
PROGRAM 200 Years of French Carriages Clocks by Ken Hogwood
Ken's PowerPoint presentation features 31 French carriage clocks showing the history of the French carriage clock industry.
This program celebrates the famous, and not so famous, carriage clock makers from the industry's beginning.
The first carriage clock was made by Abraham Louis Breguet in 1790.
This started a new industry making carriage clocks in France, which lasted for over 200 years.
The program ends with the L'Epee company, which was founded in 1839 in Sainte-Suzanne, France.
L'Epee is the only company still in business today producing fine carriage clocks.
Ken Hogwood is a collector, researcher, and restorer of antique carriage clocks.
He gave a presentation on American carriage clocks at the 2012 NAWCC Symposium, has published many articles in the NAWCC Bulletin, and has presented webinars for the NAWCC.
His latest project was to head up a French carriage clock exhibit at the NAWCC museum which opened in July.
He is looking forward to speak at the Sept. 8, meeting and sharing his knowledge with us.
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
November 10, 2018
May 12th Meeting
Over 25 members and guests gathered at the Skyland Fire Department for the May 2018 bi-monthly meeting of Chapter #126.
The meeting featured coffee and donuts, the new “Flea Market Table at the Mart for Other Collectibles and Items of Interest” .
Presentation: In The Air Around You - Radio History and Amateur Radio in Western North Carolina... by David Day, N1DAY/WI2XUF
Radio has played a part in precise time keeping and both have been significant in navigation.
The presentation began with an overview of research completed in the late 1800's that led to the development of both commercial and amateur radio
Individuals who were instrumental in the development of radio were discussed along with events that led to Radio as we know it today.
The process of how one becomes an amateur radio operator and resources that support a vibrant amateur radio community in Western North Carolina presented and several chapter members haveradio licenses.
Biography: David Day is the current president of the Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Club and resides in Flat Rock, NC. In addition to his involvement with typical amateur radio activities, he has conducted and published original research on atmospheric conditions that impact medium frequency trans-continental communications. During the past few years, he has focused his activity on the development of an experimental low frequency radio station located in Flat Rock, NC
The next Meeting will be July 14, 2018 Annual Picnic & Auction at Jackson Park Hendersonville
President – Wayne Arcuri, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Dan McBride, email@example.com
Treasurer – David Moline, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Ed Kara,email@example.com
July 14, 2018 Annual Picnic Jackson Park Hendersonville
September 8, 2018
November 10, 2018
The Education Workshop was the disassembly and assembly of a Marine Chronometer by John Huber. John did a great job.
Taking thing apart is usually the easy part for many of us, but assembly - not so much.
However, John calmly walked us through the process and at the end the chronometer was running with no extra parts.
Featured Program - Marine Chronometers John Huber A historical review of the history of Marine Chronometers.
Covering early contributions by da Vinci, Hook, Harrison and others.
Culminating during World War II when the Hamilton Watch Company perfected the process of mass production.
This enabled it to produce thousands of its Hamilton Model 21 and 22 chronometers for the U.S. Army and Navy and other allied Navies