Treasurer & Sunshine
Ron Dusek (2014)
Tom Hammond (2014)
Stoddard Smith (2016)
Dick Vigal (2016)
4-Officers, Past President,
& 4 Directors
Nominating & Elections
Mike Robinson, Terry White, Stephen Nelson
Raffle & Door Prizes
NAWCC Bulletin Coordinator
Leo & Kris Freiermuth
Workshop: How to Keep Your Clock Running
(and save some $$$ too)
Where: the downtown Beaverton library,
12375 SW 5th St. Beaverton, OR.
When: Sunday October 15th, 2017,
2:00pm – 4:00pm.
What you’ll learn:
- How often does my clock need to be cleaned and re-lubed?
- Is this something I can learn to do (yes!)?
- How to look for damage/wear that will require repairs.
- How to do many of these repairs yourself.
- What tools and supplies you need, where to obtain them, and how to use them.
Who we are:
The local chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC), a group of people in all things horological: we collect clocks and watches, or repair/restore them, or build them from scratch, or do case refinishing, or study their science and history…
The NAWCC issues a bi-monthly magazine with truly fine articles on collecting, repairing, and history; has extensive on-line forums for communicating with others; and a world class lending library (available via U.S. mail for a nominal cost) with thousands of books and other media types, many being very rare and difficult to obtain.
Our local chapter 31 meets at the Beaverton library at 2:00 on the 3rd Sunday of every month; we have a “mart” where folks bring items to buy and sell, followed by a program, usually a presentation on some aspect of horology.
In October, we are throwing the doors open and inviting all those who want to keep their clocks running and in good repair to come and start learning the fundamentals. If you have a clock or two that’s sitting idle because of it’s too expensive to service, come on the 15th and learn if you can save that money and do the work yourself.
Our Web site: nawcc31.org
Well, we made to the last month of the year and I'm ready to "party"; I hope all of you are too. Have you signed up for our annual event at the Monarch next Sunday? If your plans are just now coming together, it's not too late. Just go to the form, print it and send the form and your check in the mail.
If this past year you were an attendee at our monthly meetings, thank you for attending; if you contributed in some way to the functioning of the meetings, thank for your support; if you were a presenter of the many interesting topics, a large THANK YOU for your time and energy required to do so. As you can see we need all elements of a meeting in order to be successful. In thinking of the year coming to a close we also thank each of you who perform an on-going service to our Chapter. You know who you are and we know who you are by reading the names in left vertical column of this news letter.
In enumerating some of our successes this year I want to thank Kay Henselman for her professional scheduling of each months presenters. A trait to be followed is Kay's planning ahead. She has had presenters on the calendar for at least 2-3 months in the future and I know I'm giving away one of the secrets of her success. Thanks as well to all who brought items for the Mart. Other accomplishments include, Mike Kings persistence at the Museum in Oregon City. He, Terry White and Dan Miler have been repairing clocks there in an effort to gain public awareness of Chapter 31.
This past weekend, Bill Butcher and Stoddart Smith manned an information and education table at OMSI. Traffic was steady for the 4 hours there with a range of interest. The younger attendees were able to run the hands of a mechanism and see as well as hear the strike mechanism. Adults quizzed Stoddart and Bill about a range of topics from, who can repair my pocket watch to, I have an old clock... On the display table flyers were available for the Regional in May and applications for Chapter 31. The two middle Saturdays in December are still open for others to participate at OMSI in a similar fashion. On Saturday, December 29th, Harold Baesler, George Kirkwood, and Bob English,
Finally, a new item for our chapter will be begin at this years Holiday Gathering--Your Council has identified two awards that we feel should be part of any successful thriving organization We will begin awarding a Meritorious Service Award and Meritorious Technical Award. You will have to come to the Holiday Meeting to find out the names of the first recipients. Be ready to say "me, me and you would be correct because awards could be given to a high percentage of the membership but we must begin, In fact, we will need to give awards twice a year and still not catch up.
Rest up over the Holidays so we can head into the new year energized for our chapter events and the upcoming May, Regional. For the few who are unable to attend the Holiday Gathering, Merry Christmas and the best of everything in the New Year to you and your loved ones.
Chapter 31 Christmas Party: December 16, 2012
Monarch Hotel, 12566 S.E. 93rd Ave. Clackamas, OR 97015 2 pm
Mingle, Mart table is available. 2:30 Party
Please open Flyer and Be sure to RSVP by 12/12/2012
If you have not signed up to attend the Happy Holiday Gathering on December 16th, do so now. The last day is Wednesday, December 12th.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ~
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.
Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. ~
Jean De La Bruyere
A letter received
I understand that clocks and watches are your passion. I have a few I am looking to re-home from (mostly)1960's. I would love to know that they are getting the new life and respect they deserve. I've been trying to sell them on CraigsList, but to no avail.
Here's what I know of them right now:
Gruen Veri-Thin 1960's (no band)
Bulova 10k RGP Self Winding H682097 M5 1965 (no band)
Lucerne 1980's (no band)
Elgin 10k RGP 1060's (no band)
Zodiac Aerospace GMT 1960's (original band)
If Anyone in your chapter can help me, please let me know.
Name: Audrey Burr
The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: “I did not have time. ~
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