Monday, July 30, 2018

March-July 2018 Updates

Chapter 136 exists to advance the art and science of horology (timekeeping). Our club actively serves the public and supports its members by providing educational opportunities, encouraging preservation, facilitating research, providing online venues for information exchange, and sponsoring events. 
We meet monthly at the Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.

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A gallery of photos from March to July 2018. We have had a lot going on. 

WCCWM Cleaning day in March 2018


WCCWM Cleaning day in March 2018

WCCWM Cleaning day in March 2018. "I don't need no stink'n ladder!"

Chapter 136 March Meeting, Rod gives presentation on a 1850's Heidrik Langout 9 Bell Strike Longcase that he repaired. 


Andrea's March Meeting Show and Tell is a 1930's English Anvil Clock.

Dan represents NAWCC, West Coast Clock & Watch Museum and Chapter 136 at the 2 day Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention April 2018. 

Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention. April 2018

The Penguin meets the Clock King! Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention. April 2018


Dan joins the Steam Team from AGSEM at the Irvine Ranch History Park in April to represent the WCCWM, NAWCC and Chapter 136.

Irvine Ranch History Park in April

Irvine Ranch History Park in April

At the April Meeting Andre's Program was on How to Make Suspension Springs.

At the June Meeting Dan gave a program on Electromagnetic Clocks. 


Show & Tell for June Meeting.

July Meeting, Rick gave a program on "The things you can do with a quartz movement" He is showing off a true "Banjo Clock"!

July Show & Tell, Bob's shows his quartz atomic clock. 

Andre with his July Show and Tell 

John with his July Show and Tell 

The Show & Tell Gang at the July meeting. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

January/February News

Chapter 136 exists to advance the art and science of horology (timekeeping). Our club actively serves the public and supports its members by providing educational opportunities, encouraging preservation, facilitating research, providing online venues for information exchange, and sponsoring events.
We meet monthly at the Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.


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January/February MEETINGS:
Dan Wright, Andre Perreault, Marion Francis along with Mike Dayton VP of Chapter 59, made the trip north to Ventura on Jan 14th to attend the Chapter 190 meeting. They met Tom Wilcox, Executive director of the NAWCC and Rich Newman, Chairman of the Board for the NAWCC. It was a great opportunity for Chapter 136 to meet with the organization's leaders.





The 6 week Beginning Clock Repair Class completed with adding 8 new NAWCC and Chapter 136 members to the roster. These classes are growing in popularity and have become a great outreach.





Members were saddened to hear of the loss of Joe Kunkler. Joe was a long time Chapter member. In lieu of flowers the WCCWM is planning a donor recognition art piece to be exhibited in his name.

To assist in supporting the West Coast Clock & Watch Museum the membership agreed to begin scheduling a monthly cleaning day at the museum. We will begin meeting the 2nd Sunday of the month to dust shelves and clocks and any other maintenance that’s needed.  





SHOW AND TELL:  These Members shared items from their collections:
Rod Groenwold- French “Balloon” Clock & English fusee.
Carla Bal - Atmos Clock
Andre Perreault - Seth Thomas Mantle Clock
Gorden Ginzler - Adirondack Clock, case resembles tree bark.
Rick Coleman - Android Watch
Dan Wright - Waterbury “Dollar” Watch 
John Wilkinson - Antique Car Clock



January/February PROGRAMS: Bob Linkenhoker gave a presentation on the history of threading and thread standards. Dan Wright gave the February program on casting missing dial numbers for a 1915 Gibson Mission Mantle Clock. 

  


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Chapter 136 exists to advance the art and science of horology (timekeeping). Our club actively serves the public and supports its members by providing educational opportunities, encouraging preservation, facilitating research, providing online venues for information exchange, and sponsoring events. 
We meet monthly at the Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.

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October is Clock Month for many of us. Almost every weekend this month provided us with an opportunity to get involved with our hobby. 
*Oct 7th and 8th we sponsored our Chapter 136 Clock Mart at AGSEM. We filled the Farm House with tables full of clock goodies. Because of the other events at the museum we got to introduce our club and horology to many who past by. 
*Oct 14th & 15th sent us to the Del Mar Fair Grounds for the NAWCC Southwestern Regional many of our members assisted Chapter 59 with registration and setup. The deals were abundant and many treasures were found.
* Oct 21st,22nd,28th & 29th found many of us at the West Coast Clock and Watch Museum as Docents during the AGSEM Fall Show. What a wonderful opportunity to introduce Horology to both young and old! For many it was the first time they had visited the museum or had seen so many clocks and watches in one place. 
* Oct the 28th was our monthly Chapter meeting. New officers were elected, Ernie Lopez gave a presentation on the history of the WCCWM,  Lots of show'n tells were presented.  See the photos below for highlights of our busy month. 

There will be no meetings until January 2018 due to the Holidays. Have a great rest of the year. 
                                                                Dan Wright

Chapter 136 Clock Mart 2017

Chapter 136 Clock Mart 2017

NAWCC Southwestern Regional Event 2017

NAWCC Southwestern Regional Event 2017

NAWCC Southwestern Regional Event 2017



Ernie and Andre sizing up the E. Howard that was recently acquired for the West Coast Clock & Watch Museum.


Show'n Tell time at our October meeting.

Ernie Lopez Curator of the WCCWM

Rod shows us the treasures he found. Including a rare Atkins mantle clock.



Bob's very early electric clock movement.



Andre's Super heavy steel cased clock


Gordon Uber, Bob Linkenhoker, Dan Wright, Rick Coleman
Chapter 136 Officers for 2018
President: Dan Wright
Vice President: Rick Coleman
Treasurer: Marie Sidun
Secretary Gordon Uber
Newsletter Editor: Bob Linkenhoker