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   George Matto 

Vice President
   Jean-Luc Gustin

   Kris Freiermuth 

Treasurer & Sunshine
   Betty Chisum 

   Ron Dusek (2014) 
   Tom Hammond (2014) 
   Stoddard Smith (2016)
   Dick Vigal (2016) 

   4-Officers, Past President, 
   & 4 Directors

Committee Chairs 

Webmaster & E-Mailings
   Rod Lloyd 

   Dan Miller 

   Mark DeAtley

   Betty Chisum
Program & Publicity
   Mary Elizabeth Harper 
Nominating & Elections
   Terry White 

   Mike Robinson 
   Terry White
   Stephen Nelson             

Raffle & Door Prizes
   Stoddard Smith

NAWCC Bulletin Coordinator
   Kris Freiermuth 

Outside Events
   Leo & Kris Freiermuth

Chapter Event Photographer
   Josh Smith

March 2014
Dear Members,

Elections are over and the “Winners” will be announced soon and installed at the PNW Regional in Tacoma in May.   .


Important Dates:   Ch. 31 April meeting –April 13, Beaverton Library, (Not Easter Sunday)—PNW Regional May15th-17th (no chapter 31 mtg.)         See below for dates and the link to the website for a registration form.  Also, check out the excellent topics to be presented at the Mini-UniversitiesNAWCC National, June 17-21 | Wisconsin Center | Milwaukee WI.

Not Just Your Average Chapter:  Not for the first time, I recently read all the Chapter Highlights  (in the “Mart”) with the objectives of answering “how we are doingand to discover any interesting meeting topics.  For our size and counting our active members, our meeting attendance is very good, and our speakers bring topics that would rate a grade of Excellent.   We should not assume this will continue to be the status quo without your input of ideas and  willing presenters.


Thank you:  Please express your appreciation to the following members who are not officers but continue to work behind the scenes in ways that keep your chapter a viable organization worthy of your time and participation.  First, all of our past Program Presenters without whom we would not have a reason to meet; Program Chairman, and Chapter Highlights Reporter,  Mary Elizabeth Harper;  Monthly meeting Venue coordinator and Chapter Director, Harold Baesler;  Photo Record of our events by Josh Smith: Refreshments, Marietta Matto;  Financial  (bookkeeper) Bill Butcher;  Ron Dusek, sends US Mail version, Rod Lloyd,Web Master; Dan Miller, Chapter Historian; Stephen Nelson, places meeting notice on Craigs List each month;  Past President-Chapter nominations and more, Terry White; Off-site and Regional venue K. & L. Freiermuth;  The entire Regional Team is recognized on the West Coast as the Best Regional Team.  For a fun and rewarding experience join with the Regional Committee later this year in planning our 2015 Regional.  My apologies to anyone not mentioned here who should have been included.


Help Wanted:  Your help is both wanted and needed going forward so we can continue to live up to the stated reason for our existence.   ”Members of the chapter are bonded together by the love of timekeeping, and associated interest”. 

The simplest way to contribute is to share your ideas for improving the chapter, or suggest meeting or workshop topics.   As Chapter President, I’m counting on you to contact me or any officer or chair person to volunteer your ideas and/or your participation.


See you at the April 13th Chapter Meeting, Beaverton Library.


George Matto

March 16, 2014 Meeting
Southminster Presbyterian Church
12250 SW Denney Rd • Beaverton, OR 97008
[Corner of SW Hall Blvd-come in the front door]

Mart 2:00pm
Meeting 2:30pm

The topic for my presentation will be a continuation of the last presentation that I hosted on the topic of Mainsprings for Clocks and Mechanical mechanisms.


In many of the Horological Publications, We read and understand the importance of ensuring that the mechanism is clean, condition of the Arbor Pivots and Bushings, ensuring the Escapement is properly adjusted, the mechanism in beat and regulated to the correct beats per hour. Many of these publications do not address the importance of the Mainspring and associated components. How the condition/wear of the Mainspring, Mainspring Barrel Bearings, Winding Arbor Pivots Bushings in open Spring mechanisms, affect the performance of the mechanism. Without addressing these wear areas of the Power source, Mainspring & Barrel assembly if so equipped, no matter how well we clean the mechanism, polish/burnish pivots and adjust the Escapement the mechanism will not perform as designed.

Steve Ford

The Pacific Northwest NAWCC Regional 2014
May 15, 16, & 17, 2014
$500 in Mart Dollars Drawing – Mini Universities!
NAWCC Members – All Days
Open to public May 17th - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

More Information

June 17-21, 2014—NAWCC National, Milwaukee, WI

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Please Pass this Message Along to the Members of your Chapter

I'm writing to you on behalf of Shirley Cavanaugh to let you know that I am currently organizing her entire household effects to hold a public estate sale to be conducted at her home sometime in the early to mid April time frame.

Shirley herself is doing well and making great progress towards recovery after her recent stroke but even with a positive prognosis she will not be able to return to living in her home and has decided to let all of her things find new owners. She remains in good spirits. She is also up to date and fully  involved with all aspects of this sale.

Almost everything in the house will be for sale including select antique furnishings, china, crystal, French and German antiques. Many items which have remained boxed up for several years include Royal Doulton porcelain figures, toby mugs, French and German porcelains, Waterford Crystal, antique scales, various multiple sub collections, tools and select pieces of equipment both in the house and shop areas will also be for sale.  Of special interst to your group, Pat and Shirley's entire collection of clocks, and music boxes.

Included is a rare Seth Thomas #4 regulator, French and English tall case clocks, fully working and complete full sized tower clock mechanism by a good London maker, German Vienna and box regulator style wall clocks, Sonora Chime, German Bracket, LeCoultre, extensive collection of various novelty timepieces, flat disc torsion pendulums a complete set of Jefferson golden hour mystery clocks, and more!

For those of you who might be interested I am currently planning an invitational pre-sale exclusively for the benefit of members of the clock and music box collecting communities.
Please bring your NAWCC membership card for admission and a discount off marked prices

The address is  816 South Water Street in Silverton OR
Sunday March 16th only  between Noon & 4 PM

It is requested that individuals respect the date and presale hours indicated as to not disturb the current home's caretakers. Please call or write me if you have additional questions.

Kind Regards to All,

Ernie Lopez NAWCC #037218
Estate Broker/Eagle's Nest Antiques Keyport WA  (360) 551-6364

Submitted By:
   Name: Ernie Lopez
   City: Keyport WA
   Telephone: (360) 551-6364

Elections are upcoming--so be thinking of nominating yourself or someone else.
Send your nominations to Terry White

17 January 2014
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

Respectfully Submitted,

Terry A. White
Chapter 31
NAWCC No. 131,158

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