2009 was our 50th Year!
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|
|11:15 AM||Program Part I|
|Following Lunch||Business Meeting|
|Program Part II|
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.
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”.
James Wynne, President
Lee Fischer, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer
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|October 13, 2019||December 8, 2019|