Programme for 2012

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4th January


WHAT'S NEW IN YOUR COLLECTION?

A 'BRING AND DISCUSS' evening when members are invited to bring, for general discussion, anything of interest in the horological field.

8th February. 

NOT 1st FEB.

 

SUBMARINE NAVIGATION UNDERWATER – Peter Linstead-Smith.

Cdr. Peter Linstead-Smith, past master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the Council of the Antiquarian Horological Society, served in hunter killer nuclear submarines and is going to talk about the various techniques of underwater navigation.


7th  March

A PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF SILVERING

Club member Paul Martin will give a practical demonstration of re-silvering a clock dial.
For the second part of the meeting a DVD about Mystery Clocks will be shown.

4th  April

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EDWARD EAST – Oliver Cook.

A civil engineer by training and profession, Oliver changed course and followed his heart to West Dean College where, for two years, he studied the Conservation and Restoration of Antique Clocks. On completion, he joined David Thompson at the British Museum where he is a Curator of Horology. He has made a detailed study of the life and works of Edward East and we are fortunate to be able to hear his talk which he recently gave in London to the Antiquarian Horological Society, where it was well received.

2nd  May
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM will be followed by a presentation to be arranged.

6th  June

'THE CONSERVATION QUESTION –
HOW WOULD YOU HAVE DONE IT'- Gordon Gray

Gordon Gray, an antiques dealer who is an enthusiastic antiquarian horologist and proprietor of Beckwiths of Hertford, will be talking to the club about the discovery of a year going long-case movement and its subsequent restoration and casing.

24th June

GARDEN PARTY.

1st August

The Conservation of Clocks

Matthew Read (West Dean)
5th September

A Brief History of Wristwatches (R.J.P.)

3rd October

The Restoration of an early Aron "Electronic Clock"

Sid Lines (South London B.H.I.)
7th November

Club Evening t.b.a.

5th December

Auction + Quiz