Winter Meeting, Saturday, January 27, 2018
Auburn Elks Lodge, Auburn, MA
754 Southbridge Street (Route 12), Auburn, MA
WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMS
President Chris Carey introducing speaker John Fitzwilliam
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9:45 AM. An Old Timer and his Clock Collecting. John Fitzwilliam, now an NAWCC "Old Timer," looks back over the years since acquiring his first clocks in the late 1950's. What inspired him and others to pursue vintage clocks, and how such pieces have fared in the collectors' market? And the amazing diversity of timekeepers one can collect. John was brought up in the Boston suburb of Wellesley, surrounded by neighbors with antique clocks. A memorable childhood visit to Old Sturbridge Village's clock collection also prompted his fascination with them. A part-time job at Spivack Antiques in Wellesley, and a stint with David G. Hills, also a Wellesley native and owner of a high-end clock shop there, inspired John to start a clock business in neighboring Newton Upper Falls in 1975.
10:45 AM. Horology in Art Symposium Recap. Many of the 120 participants and speakers at the October Museum of Fine Arts NAWCC symposium stated that this conference was the best they ever attended. With many images and video clips, Symposium organizer Bob Frishman (Bell-Time Clocks www.bell-time.com) will present an illustrated summary of the groundbreaking event. Sixteen presenters including art history and horology professors, curators and experts all gave important lectures which Bob will highlight. A Chapter 8 Past-President, Bob has been a working horologist and scholar for nearly four decades. He is an NAWCC Fellow and Time Symposium Committee Chairman, and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. He is organizing the September 20-22, 2018 NAWCC symposium at the Henry Ford Museum www.carsclocksandwatches.com.
12:00 PM. Lunch and annual after-lunch chapter 8 business meeting and discussion