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2009 was our 50th Year!

Old Dominion NAWCC Chapter 34


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Meeting Location

Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail - Williamsburg, Virginia

The meeting and luncheon will be held in Hill’s and McClellan’s rooms on the front (street side) of the hotel.

Please Note New Contact Information for Secretary Judy Draucker


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

Program #1

Some “Not Crystal Palace” Clocks
Presented by Michael W. Tyler

Chapter Member Michael W. Tyler will show and discuss several 8-day clocks which are under glass domes, like the Davies Crystal Palace line.  These clocks are not seen in any contemporary catalog, so the exact maker is subject to conjecture and further review.


Program 2

The Remarkable Clocks of Andrew V. Strait
of Sidney, New York

AV Presentation by Russ Oechsle

While the name Andrew V. Strait might not be recognizable to many advertising clock collectors and aficionados, his clocks, generally referred to as “Sidney Advertising Clocks” surely are.  Strait’s story is one of real genius, wherein his skills as \a clock maker merged with his unique ideas on profiting through the medium of advertising to create a new segment in American horology,.

This video presentation by Russ Oechsle,  based almost entirely on primary sources, will provide the  history of Strait and is various advertising lock models, as well as lesser known  inventions, including what he called the “first electric alarm clock”.


Previous Programs

James Wynne, President
Lee Fischer, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer

Future Meeting Dates

February 9, 2020 April 14, 2019
June 9, 2019 August 11, 2019
October 13, 2019 December 8, 2019


CHAPTER 34 HISTORY 1954 - 1984