ZOOM Researching Joseph Ives (1782-1862)

ZOOM Researching Joseph Ives (1782-1862)
New England Chapter 8 ZOOM Meeting Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:30 PM EST

Mary Jane Dapkus will present a talk on Researching Joseph Ives (1782-1862) and the Looking Glass Clock

Please join us on Wednesday evening, April 21, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. to hear Mary Jane Dapkus, Independent History Researcher and Author discuss her research about Joseph Ives and his Looking Glass Clock. Mary Jane has uncovered much new information about clockmaker Joseph Ives, all unavailable when the 2nd edition of the late Kenneth D. Roberts' otherwise excellent book on Ives appeared in 1988, and all centered on the previously untold story of Ives' looking glass clocks. How did the clocks relate to future Bristol clock making? Who was Lott Newell, and why was he so angry with the clockmakers? When and why was Ives imprisoned in New York City? What was the real reason the looking glass clocks were never very successful? These matters and more are the subject of the talk, and of Mary Jane's soon-to-be published book Joseph Ives (1782-1862) and the Looking Glass Clock with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the American Clock & Watch Museum (ACWM). For further information about the book or to obtain a copy, please phone the Museum at 860-583-6070, or email: info@clockmuseum.org.

Mary Jane Dapkus enjoyed a career as an analyst in the environmental science field before serving briefly as curator of the American Clock & Watch Museum (ACWM) in Bristol, CT. An independent history researcher specializing in early American clockmaking, her articles have appeared in the NAWCC's Clock & Watch Bulletin, the Cog Counters' Journal, and in the ACWM;'s Timepiece Journal, of which she also serves as editor. Together with the late Snowden Taylor, she is co-author of the book Antebellum Shelf Clock Making in Farmington and Unionville Villages, CT (NAWCC, 2019). Her latest book, Joseph Ives (1782-1862) and the Looking Glass Clock (ACWM 2020).

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4/21/2021 - 4/22/2021

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