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Old Dominion NAWCC Chapter 34


Sunday, August 14, 2016


10:30 AM Exhibit Opens
  Mart Opens
11:15 AM Program Part I
12:00 Noon Luncheon
Following Lunch Business Meeting
  Program Part II

Crowne Plaza Williamsburg at Fort Magruder
6945 Pocahontas Trail - Williamsburg, Virginia


Edwin L. “Ed” Fasanella
Old Dominion Chapter No. 34 Member
Poquoson, Virginia

Program I     11:15 a.m.

A Rail Road Time Table Watch Paper –
plus Other Interesting Watch Papers

When examining an old pocket watch case, finding an original watch paper is rare, but not always an unusual occurrence.  These papers often give the date(s) of repairs, cleaning, oiling, etc., along with the shop and watchmaker who conducted the work.  What is unusual is that the information contained on this old watch paper has nothing to do with the watch itself, but instead is a railroad time table.  This is the case when Ed Fasanella purchased an old silver pair-cased fusee English watch several years ago at an auction in Hampton, Virginia.  The watch paper found in the English fusee watch case was the time table for the Long Island Railroad, including the schedule for leaving Jamaica, New York, “Long Island City” and Flatbush Avenue.  Ed will provide interesting insights relative to the dates of the watch paper and the watch itself, a difference of 90 years!

Program – Part II     Following Business Meeting

Making a Fiber Gear Using a 3D Printer

When searching for a replacement gear to restore an old electric movement with a broken fiber gear, the process can be extremely complicated as there are no fiber gear replacements available.  To cut a gear using a gear cutter is very time consuming.  New technology has provided a viable solution to this problem.  The process involves using an engineering design Computer Aided Design program to create a 3-D representation of an object such as fiber gear, exporting the digital information to the 3D printer which uses a roll of continuous plastic line (like a spool of fishing line) to print, one-layer-at a time, a 3-D representation of the original gear.  Ed will provide the step-by-step procedure he used in creating a robust plastic gear to replace a broken fiber gear in an electric movement.


Note Meeting Room Change
The meeting is in the Williamsburg Wing / New Market Hall
at the rear of theFort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center.
Enter the driveway on the east side of the hotel property, drive along the
side of the hotel (past the sleeping rooms) to the rear parking lot.
Enter the building near the tennis courts.


Previous Programs

Michael W. Tyler, President
Randolph W. Naber, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer

Future Meeting Dates

February 12, 2017 April 9, 2017
June 11, 2017 August 13, 2017
October 9, 2016 December 13, 2015



CHAPTER 34 HISTORY 1954 - 1984