‘Johan Antel: Revolutionising Time in Early 20th Century Brno’ – James Nye
A recorded lecture first given by James Nye to AHS London in January 2021, shown to Club members on-line only
Bring & Discuss
(Arranged as intended speaker cancelled due to Covid)
‘Robert-Houdin’- Françoise Collanges, Brussels
Robert-Houdin (1805–71) was a life-long clockmaker and is widely credited with inventing the mystery clock. He was also a magician and illusionist, widely recognized as the father of the modern style of conjuring. Françoise Collanges is based in Brussels but also works in the UK and in France, specialising in the conservation and care of historical objects. She trained at West Dean College in clock conservation before becoming a freelance conservator. She is also a Council Member of the AHS.
‘French carriage clocks and late nineteenth century decorative arts: Artistry in the era of art reform’ – Larry Fabian, New York
We are delighted that Larry Fabian has agreed to give us this talk on-line from his home in New York. His talk concerns the artwork on decorated dials and panels of fine Parisian carriage clocks during the second half of the nineteenth century, including designs drawn from Rococo, Revivalist, Neoclassical, Romantic and Japanese-influenced themes.
Bring & Discuss: clocks that Club members have a soft spot for, have restored, or have a problem with
‘The Clarion Clock Company’ – Bill Wolmuth
Clarion had a short life in the 1930s but made what they claimed was the best clock in the World which was somewhat of an exaggeration. Since publication of the book Clockmaking in England & Wales in the Twentieth Century by John Glanville and Bill Wolmuth, further original information has come to light on the company and its clocks and will be presented as part of this talk for the first time.
‘Charles & Joseph MacDowall and their helical clockwork’ – Angus Bell and Ken Cobb
In this talk, Angus & Ken describe the lives and works of Charles (1790-1872) and Joseph (1805?-1865). After working together in Leeds, the MacDowall brothers moved to London where they continued to produce highly unusual helical geared clockwork.
Bring & Discuss: German Clocks
‘Horological Postcards’ – Chris McKay
Please note: this talk is a week before the normal date in September. Chris will be talking about horological postcards which he has been collecting for many years. He is an eminent horologist well known for his expertise in turret clocks and for his books and articles on clock care, repair and maintenance.
‘The Clocks of John Pace of Bury St Edmunds’ – Will Barnard & David Tyler
We are very grateful to our Club members, Will Barnard & David Tyler for agreeing to prepare and give us this talk on the notable clockmaker, John Pace (1783-1867) of Bury St Edmunds. His ingenuity included the patenting of an illuminated night timepiece and creating elaborate skeleton clocks.
‘Making and repairing clock hands’ – David Rawlins
We are very grateful to our Club member, David Rawlins, professional horologist, for this talk and demonstration on the making and repairing of clock hands.
Members’ Evening – AGM (15 minutes only) followed by Christmas Fayre with Bring & Buy
Club members are invited to bring any horological items they wish to sell. There will also be tea, coffee and light Christmas fayre provided. As usual, the AGM will be kept brief.