Bytown Vol. 26, No.2, Mar. 26, 2006 Times ISSN 1712 - 2799 Next Meeting Last Meeting The next meeting will be held on Sunday March 26 at The last meeting was held on Sunday January 22 at the Qualicum and Graham Park Community Centre on the Qualicum and Graham Park Community Centre in Esquimault Avenue in Graham Park, commencing at Graham Park. 40 members were present. 1:30 pm. (Doors open at 1:00 pm) President Maynard Dokken opened the meeting by The scheduled program item will be a presentation introducing visitor Jakob Bourdeau. Jakobʼs main by Ben Roberts on Smiths Industries in the UK. It interest is mechanical watches. will make things more interesting if members who Several administration items were dealt with, and this have Smiths or Enﬁeld clocks bring them along to the was followed by Show and Tell items by individual meeting for display, discussion, and possible dating members. and identiﬁcation. John Ruhland spoke about warping problems with The remainder of the program will consist of infor- wooden dials. He discussed several methods aimed mal Show and Tell items by members, so please bring at avoiding this, starting from the way the wood was along any horological items you have - we really originally cut, to various sealing and painting methods would like to see and hear about them. aimed at avoiding unequal drying out of the wood. There will of course be Mart and Display tables, so if Allan Symons showed a jewelry box in the form of a you have anything to sell, or just to show, please bring grand piano. This was one of the early items sold by them along also. the Harry Snider Company before he established his clock company in 1950. Workshop & Course Updates The scheduled and ﬁnal item on the program was the by Dan Hudon annual Chapter auction which was very successful. It 1. The course on “Care and Maintenance of Wood resulted in a large number of horological items chang- Clock Cases” is now full. Participants are asked to ing hands, ranging from individual parts and tools to make arrangements to pay Allan Sobieralski the $25 complete clocks and watches. for supplies as soon as possible. He can be reached at 841-8428. Additional applicants for this course will be placed on a waiting list. Adminstration Items Charles Beddoe is stepping down as Chapter Treas- 2. There are still vacancies for the course on re-pivot- urer. The Chapter thanks Charles for his more than ing. Remember that either a watchmakers or micro ten years of valuable and dedicated service as Treas- lathe with a steady rest are mandatory for this course, urer. Charles has agreed to remain on the executive as and participants are expected to be familiar with their Membership Secretary. use. By a show of hands, Bill Pullen was voted to the posi- 3. There are still plenty of spaces available for the fall tion of Chapter Treasurer. course ʻIntroduction to Clock Repairʼ. As requested at the January meeting, Dan Hudon had NOTE: Please see Dan at the March meeting regard- investigated the horological school in Trois Rivieres, ing details and tools needed for both 2 and 3. Quebec. He spoke in great detail about the school and 4. The NAWCC Clock Repair course to be held in its curriculum, and provided a hand-out for interested Toronto is now full. members. 5. A sign up sheet will be provided at the March Dan also gave updates about the courses and work- meeting to determine the extent of interest in a basic shops being held this year, and in addition, Al Sobi- pocket watch workshop. eralski gave more detail about the course he will be The Bytown Times is published ﬁve times a year presenting on “The Care and Maintenance of Wood by the Ottawa Chapter 111, National Association of Clock Cases”. Watch and Clock Collectors. The NAWCC Field workshop on Clock repair will be President: Maynard Dokken, 16 Brian Cres. Nepean, Ontario. K2H 6X3. Telephone (613) 829-1565. held in Toronto. Eight people have already registered, Vice President and Treasurer: Bill Pullen. and there may possibly be room for up to 12. There Secretary: Ben Roberts. will be a cost of $500 for space rental for this course, Membership Secretary: Charles Beddoe. and President Maynard Dokken proposed that the Recording Secretary: Erin Fox Immediate Past President: Dan Hudon. Chapter contribute $280 towards this. This motion Program Director: Allan Symons. was seconded and carried at the meeting. Education and Workshop Chairman: Dan Hudon Chapter Librarian Wally Clemens handed out a de- Librarian: Wally Clemens. Telephone (613) 832-3085. tailed list of the books and magazines presently held E-Mail Address. firstname.lastname@example.org. Bytown Times Editor: Ben Roberts. Telephone (613) in our library. The listing of these publications and 828-9271 Email Address: email@example.com their authors appears on page 5. The Chapter meets ﬁve times a year on the fourth Peter Kushnir announced that Montreal Chapter 187 Sunday of the months of Jan., March, May, Sept., and will be holding its annual Montreal Horological Show Nov., at 1:00 pm. Annual dues $16. Membership in the NAWCC is obligatory. this year on Sunday October 1. See page 6. Page 2 VOL. 26, No.2, Mar. 26, 2006 Seen at the Last Meeting The meeting is about to formally open. Left: Gary Fox, Bill Pullen, Ben Roberts and Tim Bryans. Previewing the Auction items. Left: Charles Beddoe collects members dues. Also seen are Tim Bryans, Peter Kushnir, Dan Hudon and visitor Jakob Bourdeau. Wally Clemens ponders Auctioneer Maynard Dokken was an item to be auctioned. ably assisted by Georges Royer Bill Pullen, Robert Lamothe and Peter Kushnir Allan Symons showed a grand-piano- shaped musical jewellery box sold by Harry Snider & Co. in the late 1940s, prior to the establishment of the Snider Clock Corporation. The jewellery compartment is lined with red felt, and a Swiss music box mechanism is located under the platform beside it. Above is shown the damaged rubber- stamped label on the bottom of the piano bearing the words: manufactured by HARRY SNIDER & CO. TORONTO, CANADA Vol. 26, No.2. Mar. 26, 2006 Page 3 Holiday Antique Auction Sale By Maynard Dokken Held by Tim Potter Auction Services at the Napanee Lions Club Hall, Napanee, on Wednesday December 28, 2005. Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight. NOTE: In the listing of these clocks on page 4. * indicates clocks sold at a previous Potter auction on October 15, 2005 (No picture) ** indicates clock details only (No picture) Numbers omitted from the list indicate clocks for which there was no information. Page 4 Vol. 26, No.2, Mar. 26, 2006 Auction Cont. 1 $130 GILBERT ROUND TOP SHELF 65 $275 INGRAHAM GALLERY 2* $120 FAIRBANKS PILLAR 66 $20 JUHRGENS TIN CAN MVMT 3 $10 FRENCH IVORY Small Beehive 68 $50 SETH THOMAS TIME RECORDER 4 $6 CUCKOO 2 WEIGHT 69 $125 MISSION TALL CASE Cheap Mvnt 5 $35 ITALIAN MINIATURE WALL 70 $100 WELCH BEEHIVE SHELF 7* $75 ANSONIA KITCHEN 72 $75 INGRAHAM DORIC SHELF 9 $45 INGRAHAM BLACK 73 $40 NEW HAVEN KITCHEN -No Top 10* $65 SETH THOMAS 74 $35 WELCH OG 12 $60 JUNGHANS REGULATOR TYPE 75* $500 CANADA CLOCK CO LTD REG 13 $35 FORESTVILLE MANTEL 76* $75 GERMAN SHORT DROP 14 $15 WESTCLOX BABY BEN Old style 77 $130 MORBIER MADE-UP WALL 15 $30 GILBERT TAMBOUR 78 $90 MUNDERLOH & CO MONTREAL 16 $10 WESTCLOX BIG BEN Magic touch 80 $100 NEW HAVEN REGULATOR TYPE 17 $10 CERAMIC SCHOOL MADE SHELF 81* $100 SEIKO WALL SHORT DROP 18 $35 ANSONIA COTTAGE Mvmnt Rep. 82 $10 WANNAMAKER 400 DAY 19 $35 INGRAHAM BLACK 84 $35 ANSONIA PART CASE & MVMT 21 $18 GERMAN MANTEL 86 $18 QUARTZ RETIREMENT CLOCK 22 $225 GILBERT SHELF 87* $100 HAMILTON 4 SIDED TOP - poor cond. 23 $25 INGRAHAM TAMBOUR 88** $25 GERMAN METAL SHELF 24** $20 NEW HAVEN GOTHIC Case Only 89 $25 SESSIONS MISSION WALL 26 $40 GB 400 DAY 90 $55 ANSONIA KITCHEN 28 $35 WATERBURY OG 91 $55 INGRAHAM KITCHEN 30 $80 GERMAN POSTMAN ALARM 93 $90 TERRY PILLAR & SPLAT 31 $10 ENGLISH MANTEL 94* $80 B & W PILLAR & SPLAT 32 $80 NEW HAVEN KITCHEN 95 $45 INGRAHAM SHELF 35 $155 NEW HAVEN MIN. BANJO 96 $700 SETH THOMAS REGULATOR 36 $110 HAMBURG AMERICAN SHELF 97** $5 KIENZLE CAR 37* $60 FRENCH MARBLE SHELF 98 $25 SEIKO MARBLE ELECTRIC 38 $55 LUX RIBBON/TAPE MEASURE 99* $70 WESTMINSTER PICTURE CLOCK 39 $500 WOODRUFF Tall case replcd dial 100 $70 NEW HAVEN METAL SHELF 40 $5 NEW HAVEN TAMBOUR Case only 102 $140 INGRAHAM NYANZA BANJO 41 $18 GERMAN MANTEL 103 $65 PEQUEGNAT TORONTO CASE 42 $400 ENGLISH FUSEE GALLERY 105 $40 JEFFERSON GOLDEN MYSTERY 43 $25 FRENCH MARBLE SHELF 106 $25 WHITE MOUNTAIN WALL 44 $5 BENTIMA SMALL MANTEL 107 $65 ANSONIA KITCHEN 46* $50 WATERBURY BLACK 108 $40 SETH THOMAS SHELF BEEHIVE 48** $1100 WALTHAM BANJO 109 $10 COTTAGE CASE ONLY 49 $25 WATERBURY IRON ORNATE 110** $20 KITCHEN CASE ONLY 50 $80 KOREN VIENNA STYLE 111 $18 JUNGHANS ALARM 51 $35 GERMAN TAMBOUR 113 $50 UNKNOWN PILLAR SHELF 52 $140 SETH THOMAS COLUMN 114 $17 MINATURE ALARM 53 $825 SETH THOMAS Calendar shelf 115 $15 CUCKOO 2 WEIGHT 54* $225 JEROME OCTAGONAL Short drop 117 $5 MANTEL SOLAR CASE ONLY 55** $5 KERN MINATURE 400 DAY 118 $45 UNKN METAL ART DECO 57 $35 UNKN OG CASE & DIAL 121 $90 SMITHS ASTRAL SHIPS CLOCK 58 $550 JEROME & DARROW Transitional 122 $55 ELLIOTT SESTRAL SHIPS CLOCK 59 $300 JOHN BIRGE TRIPLE DECKER 123 $55 SHIPʼS CLOCK 60 $350 ATMOS RUNNING 124 $35 “GOD BLESS OUR HOUSE” TABLET & 61 $80 ANSONIA TAMBOUR CASE 62 $40 BOARDMAN FLAT OG 125 $30 BLACK MANTEL 63** $20 SCHMECHENBECHER 126** $20 DELFT DISH CLOCK FACE 64 $100 IBM TIME RECORDER 127** $8 CANADA DRY Vol. 26, No.2, Mar. 26, 2006 Page 5 Chapter 111 Library List By Wally Clemens - Chapter Librarian Title Author Practical Watch Repair Donald DeCarle Price Guide to American Pocket Watches George Townsend Price Guide American Railroad Watches George Townsend Watchmakers Handy Manual C&E Marshell Co. A. Army Watch Clock Course TM 9-1575 Quick Fit (Material Manual) Quick Fit The Watch Escapement Henry Fried Watch Collectors Handbook M. Cutmore Complicated Watches & Their Repair Donald DeCarle Modern Watch Repairing and Adjusting John Bowman Price Guide Clocks in Canada Peter Unitt Warner Collectors Guide American Clocks Anita Schorsch Watch Repairerʼs Manual Henry Fried Watch & Clock Making & Repairing W.J. Gazeley Advanced Watch & Clock Repair H.G. Harris Collecting & Identifying Old Watches H.G. Harris Bench Practices Henry Fried Hand Book of Watch & Clock Repairs H.G. Harris Watchmakers Lathe Ward Goodrich Watch & Clock Encyclopaedic Dictionary Donald DeCarle Science of Watch Repairing Simpliﬁed Thisell Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking Joseph Bulova The Modern Watchmakers Lathe & How To Use It Archie B. Perkins Clock Case Reﬁnishing & Restoration Craig Burgress Questions & Answers for the Watchmaking Profession AWI Bestﬁt 111 Encyclopedia of Watch Material Part 1 Best Fit Bestﬁt 111A Encyclopedia of Watch Material Part 2 Best Fit History of Clocks & Watches Eric Bruton Clocks & Watches E.J. Tyler The Watchmaker & His Lathe H. Jendritzki American Pocket Watch Identiﬁcation & Price Guide Book 2 Roy Ehrhardt Elgin Watch Company Grade & Serial #s Roy Ehrhardt Foreign & American Pocket Watch Identiﬁcation & Price Guide Book 3 Roy Ehrhardt Serial numbers with Description of Waltham Watch Movements Waltham Watch Co. Rockford Watch Company Grade & Serial #s ` Roy Ehrhardt Waltham Pocket Watch Identiﬁcation, Grade & Price Guide Roy Ehrhardt American Pocket Watches Encyclopedia & Price Guide Roy Ehrhardt Illinois Watches Identiﬁcation & Price Guide Roy Ehrhardt Rolex Oyster Rolex Patek Philippe Martin Huber & Alan Banbery Pocket Watch Course 6 VCR Tapes by Tacione NAWCC Watch & Clock Museum VCR Tape by NAWCC Hair Springing Watch Repairer Master Retrieval Index of NAWCC Bulletins to end of 1988 NAWCC Complete Price Guide To Watches #16 Cooksey Shugart & R. E. Gilbert Clocks (Billings) 1 VCR Tape Longitude 1 VCR Tape NAWCC Master Bulletin Index 1 CD Disk BORROWING Books may be borrowed and returned at our meetings by contacting Wally at 613-832-3085 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include NAWCC in subject). If you have an immediate need, material can be mailed or delivered. We also have an almost complete set of all Bulletins and a Master Index (CD) for researching their contents. LENDING If you have books relating to Horology and would like to lend them for use in our library, or be willing to make them available for direct personal loan to other members, please contact Wally. Page 6 Vol. 26, No.2, Mar. 26, 2006 Clock Auction By Maynard Dokken Coming Events Toronto Invitational 2006 The 2006 Toronto Invitational will be held at the Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario, on Sunday May 7th. Seminars will include: John Hubby - Anton Harder- Father of the 400 day clock; Allan Symons - Unique Quebec wooden works clock; John Hubby - Dating your Jahresuhren-Fabrik 400 Day Clock 1902-1939. The program also includes Displays, Mart and an Auction. Mart Tables are available at a cost of $15 per table. It is suggested that you book early. Ben Roberts has program details, reservation forms and directions available should you need them immedi- ately. Otherwise they will be available at the March meeting. Montreal Horological Show. At the January meeting, Peter Kushnir announced that Montreal chapter 187 will be holding its annual Horo- logical Show on Sunday 1 October. Mart Tables are renting quickly, and Peter suggested that potential sellers reserve now.