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.

Chapter Website: 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
2018 Officers:
  President – Wayne Arcuri, wayne18499@hotmail.com
  Vice President – Dan McBride, mcbones58@gmail.com
  Treasurer – David Moline, moline@clemson.edu
   Secretary – Ed Kara,ekok@att.net
Upcoming Meetings:
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


2018 Officers:

  President – Wayne Arcuri, wayne18499@hotmail.com

  Vice President – Dan McBride, mcbones58@gmail.com

  Treasurer – David Moline, moline@clemson.edu

   Secretary – Ed Kara,ekok@att.net


Upcoming Meetings:

July 14, 2018    Annual Picnic Jackson Park Hendersonville

September 8, 2018           

November 10, 2018        

Meeting March 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. 
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


David Day Radio Presentation May Meeting

Meeting March 10, 2018

John Huber Demonstrating assembly and disassembly of Marine Chronometer

Dewey Johnson along with his wife Jan and other volunteers make sure the Chapter has coffee and donuts at every meeting.
We appreciate these folks.

Rick Strickland did an excellent workshop in January  on setting up barrels in modern watches