PHOTOS - Dan McBrides Excellent Presentation on Railroad Pocket Watches
MAY MEETING SUMMARY
The guest speaker was Dan McBride who spoke about Railroad Watches and Railroad Time. An emphasis was placed on standardized high quality movements and time measurement to implement standard railroad time. These watches typically featured 17 or more jewels, temperature compensation & isochronism, lever set, open face, winding stem at 12 o’clock, and block Arabic numbers with every minute delineated. A proposal has been put forth by the chapter to refurbish a 1902 E. Howard tower clock in the area. In the past, these projects have been worthwhile in helping to restore historic time pieces, strengthen the chapter through group work opportunities for volunteers, and help to bring funds into the chapter. The chapter meets the second Saturday during odd months and invites all visitors to join us.