December President's Message

National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors 

“An Educational Group Dedicated to Preserving and Understanding Horology” 

December 2022                                                                          Volume 38 No. 4

Membership count – 285                                                   www.chapter124.org 

President’s Message

Chapter Members and Friends,  

Once again, it’s time for the Lone Star Chapter 124 Regional Convention and Mart.  A great deal of planning has already been done to make our 2023 Regional Convention and Mart a great success and it’s just around the corner.  

Over the past couple of years, COVID caused many problems and, hopefully, that is all behind us. The Lone Star Chapter 124 Regional Convention and Mart will be held on March 2, 3, 4, 2023 at the Mesquite Convention & Expo Center, 1700 Rodeo Dr., Mesquite, TX 75149.

For Hampton Inn & Suites reservations at our Discounted rateuse GROUP Code “LSR“.
Click Hampton Inn & Suites, Mesquite, TX or call 972‐329‐3100.
For “Special Rates”use GROUP Code “LSR”. 

Hampton Inn reservations must be made by midnight, February 7th.


Chapter 124 has the largest mart in the five‐state area with approximately 300 tables – and is one of the best.
Again this year, the public is invited on Friday from Noon – 5pm and on Saturday from 8am‐noon.

     * Pre-registered table holders may pick up packets at the unloading dock, beginning at Noon.
     * Pre-registered non-table holders may pick up packets at the mart entrance from 2:00pm-4:30pm.

The Mart hours for Thursday, Friday, Saturday – March 2, 3, 4, 2023 as follows:

Thursday:
     Set Up                                         Noon – 3:30 pm
             4 or more tables                 Noon – 2:00 pm
             Fewer than 4 tables       1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
     Mart Hours                             2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friday:
     Registration                          Starting at 7:00 am
     Set Up                                   Starting at 7:00 am
     Exhibit Opens w/Walkthrough              9:00 am  
     Mart Hours                            8:00 am – 5:00 pm
     Public Hours                              Noon – 5:00 pm

Saturday:
     Mart Hours                                 8:00 am – Noon
     Public Hours                              8:00 am – Noon
     Load Out                                    Noon – 2:00 pm


Register below for Mart Admission, 8-ft Table Rental, Electricity for tables,
Banquet Pre-registration, Horological Student Admission and more.

For specific information about tables with capability for electricity, email or phone:
Pete Cronos, ‭‭(870) 974-2583 or Brian Schmidt, (817) 879-7555‬‬‬.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Theme Exhibit – BLACK FOREST CLOCKS

           Hosted by Justin Barren

Justin will open the Exhibit at 9:00 am with a walk-through.

 Presentations:    

Barry Kilfoy – “Horology – Drawing with Power Point”
Bill Edwards – “History of Barometers”
Craig White – “Restoring a French Lantern Clock”
Ralph Pokluda – “Southern Tall Case Clocks”
Stanley McMahan – “Pocket Watch Mainspring Mastery”
Nikolaus LibbyWatch Collecting – Things You Need to Know”

Demonstration:

Richard Cox “Re-Silvering Dials”

Presentations and Demonstrations are Subject to Change


SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday:

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Silent auction and Social Hour “Meet and Greet” with Cash bar and Snacks.

Friday:

5:00 pm – 6:00 pmPreview of Live Auction items in Ballroom A.

If you have auction items you would like to add to our Friday night Live Auction,
contact Tom Hefner at thomasandsandy@gmail.com or phone 817-565-8697,
NOT LATER THAN February 1, 2023.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pmBanquet in “Ballroom A” with Cash Bar.

Banquet reservations must be made by February 15th.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm LIVE AUCTION !!

Professional Auctioneer will auction nearly 100 horological items – maybe more…


Remember, Hampton Inn reservations must be made by midnight, February 7th.
For “Special Rates”use GROUP Code “LSR”.  Click Hampton Innor call 972‐329‐3100.


Don’t forget these Mart activities:

– Raffle – A $100 Mart Bucks voucher,
Door Prizes – throughout the Mart.
– Grand Door Prize – Saturday morning, 11:00am – “Foredom Bench Lathe”.
– Children’s Table – Hosted by Cathy and Amy Slough in the Mart.
– Let’s Make A Deal Table – See something you like – make a deal!

Bookcase Carts will be provided in the Mart for unloading/loading.
Flatbed Carts or Furniture Dollies will NOT be provided.

We hope to see you all at the 2023 Lone Star Chapter 124 Regional Convention and Mart !


Brian Schmidt
President
Chapter 124, NAWCC


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Thank you for your business!


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“Lone Star Chapter 124 NAWCC Inc” is the registered name of our non-profit for this program. When purchasing products with Amazon Smile, you select where Amazon’s donation go. This donation is from Amazon and does not cost you anything. We hope you select “Lone Star Chapter 124 NAWCC Inc.”  Please visit: Amazon Smile Information.


Greetings from the President

It seems that we are all anxiously waiting for the feel of Fall in the air. With the first couple of days of Autumn forecast to approach nearly 100 degrees in parts of North Texas, this will be the warmest start to Fall on record for the Metroplex!

But, what’s really in the air is the ramping up of the Lone Star 2023 Regional. Chapter 124 is happy to announce that the Regional Exhibit Theme for this year’s event will be “Black Forest Clocks” hosted by Justin Barren.

We will provide further details in the very near future. In the meantime, please contact Justin, or any board member, about your interest in Black Forest clocks or any information that you would like to see added to our Exhibit.


On July 23-24, 2022, Chapter 124 held a class on the repair of clocks manufactured by the Self Winding Clock Co. of New York. Students included Steve Skrasek, Arnold Madnick, Tom Hefner, Carlie Dimitriadis, Ralph Ward, Tim Henz, Ken Sykes and Mark Hall. The instructor was John Acker, assisted by Brian Schmidt. As well as general repair of the clock movement, the class included historical information about the company and its impact on standardizing time across the United States. A special demonstration by Brian Schmidt showed how the brass connectors in the wiring harness were nickel-plated. Thank you to John Acker for a great class and a shout out to Ken Reindel Colorado, Chapter 21 for information.

Self Winding Clock Repair class

Back row: Brian Schmidt, Tom Hefner, Tim Henz, Mark Hall and Steve Skrasek.
Front row: Arnold Madnick, Ralph Ward, Ken Sykes and Carlie Dimitriadis.


Our Chapter has taken on a project to restore a McClintock Street Clock. This clock came from the Cedarburg State Bank in Wisconsin and is a Chapter project, just as two other street clocks that were restored by our Chapter.

One is in Grapevine and the other is in Red Oak, TX. This current restoration project will stay with the Chapter and will be used as advertising to promote our educational programs. The first Work Party had good attendance to start the restoration. The main frame had significant rust and other damage to the metal. Both the frame and a special metal stand were sand blasted and powder coated.

Cedarburg Clock Ready for Restoration

Pictured are: Chuck Edwards, Tim Brownlee, Jon Anderon, Arnold Madnick, Brian Schmidt, and George Augustus.

 

THE CITIZEN – Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Thursday July 23, 1964


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Your Classified Ad on our Resources page is only $20 for two months or $40 for a full year.

Thank you for your business.

 


Brian Schmidt

President
Chapter 124, NAWCC

NAWCC www.nawcc.org and Chapter 124 Memberships available to the public.

Follow the link to the registration forms for members and public.

 

Contribute to Chapter 124 When Purchasing Items on Amazon

Amazon started a charitable side of their company called Amazon Smile. Business entities, such as Amazon, can establish a non-profit side of their business and distribute charitable contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations. When shopping under the Amazon Smile program, 0.5% of sales are donated to a non-profit organization of the customer’s choosing.

“Lone Star Chapter 124 NAWCC Inc” is the registered name of our non-profit for this program. When purchasing products with Amazon Smile, you select where Amazon’s donation go. This donation is from Amazon and does not cost you anything. We hope you select “Lone Star Chapter 124 NAWCC Inc.”  Please visit:Amazon Smile Information

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