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Chapter 148

Al Comen, Pres.
phone: 203-378-4323
Cheryl A. Comen, Treasurer
409A Montauk Lane
Stratford, CT 06614
Mary Jane Dapkus, Secretary

NEXT MEETING - May 19, 2018

Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown, CT, 8:30 AM. Table holders may set up at 8:00 AM. Please do not come before 8:30 if you do not have a table. Must be member of NAWCC (or guest) to attend. The usual refreshments of doughnuts, pastries, bagels, and beverages will be served.

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Chapter 148 meets on the 3rd Saturday of odd months.
January, March, May, July, September and November

Meetings Past

March 17, 2017 Meeting Highlights
by Mary Jane Dapkus

Over 90 Chapter 148 members and friends gathered at the old Edmond Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 17. Coffee and conversation flowed freely over an abundant mart.

The American Clock & Watch Museum has recently published the Spring 2018 issue of the Timepiece Journal, a benefit for its members. This issue, featuring an article about an Eli Terry, Porter Contract wooden movement tall case clock ca. 1809, recently acquired by the Hoffman Clock Museum of Newark, NY, includes tips on identifying Porter Contract movements and other items of interest. (Contact the Museum to obtain a copy.) If you haven't visited either the ACWM (and its new exhibit, entitled "Scoundrels & Scandals"), or the Hoffman Museum, both are well worth a trip.

The team of David Ewbank and Tom Grimshaw returned with another installment of their popular series on collectible clocks. To the delight of both new and seasoned collectors in the audience, this time the duo drew upon their remarkably deep store of knowledge and objects to present an array of rare and unusual miniatures.

Tom began by presenting a number of unusual cottage clocks. The smallest was a torsion pendulum example by S.B. Terry. Tom went on to show what is possibly the smallest ever wooden movement shelf clock: an example by Joseph R. Bill, Middletown, CT. Dating to ca. 1830, it had a time and alarm movement.

David Ewbank

David won the competition for the smallest miniature clock--and probably also the rarest. It was a carriage / anniversary clock with a year-running movement, featuring a fine suspension wire and tiny ball pendulum. Standing only about 4 inches tall, only two others are known.

Many thanks are due to Tom and David for their time and effort in bringing us another educational, and engaging presentation. Thanks are also due to our Chapter officers, Al and Cheryl Comen, and to all the other volunteers who help make our meetings a great pleasure to attend.

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