Museum Of The Oregon Territory
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
Pacific Northwest Chapter 31
President George Matto
Ref.: Museum of Oregon Territory
211 Tumwater Dr.
Oregon City, OR 97045
The late Chapter 31 member Charles (Mike) King worked with the Museum of Oregon Territory to repair some of their accessioned clocks. The museum’s volunteer Patty Brown was our interface for this project. Mike brought into this project, other volunteers from Chapter 31 to assist in the repairs. Of the many clocks in the museum collection, about one-third was chosen to repair and restore.
- Sessions wall regulator No. 4
- E.N. Welch wall clock
- Waterbury No. 44 calendar clock
- Seth Thomas 8 day shelf clock weigh driven
- Seth Thomas 8 day Sonora chime shelf clock
- Unknown time only Banjo wall clock
- Owen & Clark Steeple shelf clock
The project started in late 2012 and completed on January 17th 2014. One of the repaired clocks greets visitors to the museum by hanging behind the registration desk in the main lobby. And that one is the Sessions wall regulator No.4.
With the completion of this project, I would like to thank the volunteers from NAWCC Pacific Northwest Chapter 31 for their assistances. Equipment, materials and cleaning supplies were provided by the volunteers. And, a few parts were hand made by the volunteers to restore the clocks.
- Roger Alexander
- Bill Butcher
- Mike King
- Rod Lloyd
- Steve Lobel
- Dan Miller
- Robert Schug
- Terry White
Terry A. White
NAWCC No. 131,158
17 January 2014
UPDATE ON MUSEUM CLOCK PROJECT
On November 24th Terry White, Dan Miller, and I started working on the clocks for the Museum of the Oregon Territory. The first clock that got our attention is a Session Regulator #4 (picture above), circa 1914. We disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled it, in the process replacing one bushing. The clock was so happy from all the attention that once placed back into the case it started running and needed no work getting it into beat. I’m happy to say it is ticking away a week later.
We had another clock from the store room, that we could not identify (movement pictured below), to work on. The spring is placed on the back side of the back plate and is held on by friction and melted lead. We were a little reluctant to try and work on it there, so Dan volunteered to take it home and see what he could do. Thanks Dan!
We will meet again on December 8th to work on a Waterbury Mantle clock that is a time and strike with a calendar and alarm. If anyone is interested in working with us on this project please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to http://www.clackamashistory.org/ and click on clocks to see what they think of our efforts.