2009 was our 50th Year!
|10:30 AM||Exhibit Opens|
|11:15 AM||Program Part I|
|Following Lunch||Business Meeting|
|Program Part II|
Edwin L. “Ed” Fasanella
Old Dominion Chapter No. 34 Member
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.
Michael W. Tyler, President
Randolph W. Naber, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer
|February 12, 2017||April 9, 2017|
|June 11, 2017||August 13, 2017|
|October 9, 2016||December 13, 2015|