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Thomas Tompion of London
Ehrhard Liechti c1572
English Lantern Clock by John Gibson of Ongar Essex England
Viennese Travelling Clocks
Cariatides Carriage clock
Breguet No 178.
Oval Carriage Clock
Imhof Model 75/845 Night Clock.
Jaeger LeCoultre Model 563 Baguette
Ernest Borel “Versailles”
Cyma Gorham R10
Cyma Executimer Model 18.501
Deschamps C1800 – clock with everything!
Globe by Jost Burgi 1580
Marine Chronometer by Berthoud 1760
Planetarium by Raingo and Garnier C 1830
Calendar of Events
Electrical Horolgy Group
Watch Special Interest Group
400 day clocks special interest group
Clock case restoration/finishing
Improving your lathe skills
British Horological Institute
Synchronome - UQ Physics Museum
Powerhouse Museum - Collection & Research - Strasburg clock
Other Australian Chapters
Chapter 122 Melbourne
Chapter 104 Brisbane
Chapter 182 Canberra
Gallery Archive Up-To OCT 2012
Images from meetings and events
Museum of Contemporary Art
Hints and Tips
Articles By Members
Gustav Becker and the 400 Day Clock
/ Past Meetings
December 2012 Meeting. The President advised that after discussions in the USA it was decided to try and form a new Chapter for those interested in carriage clocks. This would be mainly an online forum with no membership fees initially The next watch group meeting was to be held at Steven McMahons on the 16th Dec 2012. All the ladies who had helped prepare the meeting afternoon teas throughout the year were called to the front and thanked for their work .They were given a gift with a big round of applause by the members. Doug Minty gave a presentation on his trip to the Minneapolis Symposium and advised that by co incidence while in USA he had found an identical movement (an Ingram Indian that had all the same patent dates) to that fitted to the Australian OKABUR (Kookaburra) clock he showed previously.
Roger Little presented a talk on Horological Tools. Roger is passionate about the history of clock and watchmaking and the early tools used. There are many very attractive pieces of machinery used to make and shape wheels. These early machines were almost invariably hand cranked with a wheel or a bow.
At Show and Tell, an Australian clock had the name OKABUR, Kangaroo clock Co, Haberfield, Sydney, enclosed in a rather plain Queensland Maple case. What on earth could this name refer to?
Museum of Contemporary Art
The invitation came via our website and was promoted by the Museum of Contemporary Art on their website and on local radio.
Some highlights from the presentation, and some damaged clock cases for discussion and assistance. One of our members completed his first clock - a very impressive skeleton movement.
The main presentation was on collecting small clocks, and revealed some very interesting examples to look out for. There are advantages in having a special interest as you can learn a lot in what may be an under researched field, and become an expert.
The main presentation by Doug Minty was about collecting watches. If you think you know about clocks, watches are a much more complex field, especially the arena of watches with complications over and above time and date functions. Doug's presentation included what to collect that interests you and more importantly to fit your budget.
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