of Watch and Clock Collectors
Meeting Date: Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 9am
Location: Center for
the Arts, Homer, NY
Meeting Times: Mart opens at 9:00 am
10:00 Elections: Election of Chapter
10:00 Workshop: Rick Nanni, “Installing Suspension
Spring in 400 day Clock;” also “Putting 440 day
clock in Beat”
(Please bring a notebook – there will
lots of useful information).
11:00 Main Speaker: Russ Oechsle, “William & Horace Dexter, Early
Wooden Works Clock Case Makers of Madison County”
brothers William (b. 1809) and Horace (b. 1803) Dexter were early settlers
of the hamlet of Stockbridge, Madison
County in the early 1830's. Born at Amherst, MA, both were residents of
Winchester, CT (and possibly working there as case makers for Riley Whiting)
prior to their relocation to Upstate New York.
their short-lived production years (William from 1833 to around 1839, and
Horace from around 1835 to 1842), they made a wide variety of standard and
miniature wooden works clock cases, ranging from typical half column and splats
to much more unusual and unique efforts, each with a distinctive New York
State, country flair.
talk will focus in on examples of the many case styles produced by the
brothers, as well as techniques for dating their clocks.
Meeting Location: Center
for the Arts, Homer NY
Directions: From I-81 South & North: Exit 12 at Homer. Follow signs for Rt. 11 and Homer (use
right lane as you wind off exit ramp).
At the stop sign, take a left onto Rt. 11 North. Follow into Homer Village. The Center for the Arts is the
first large brick former church on the left hand side at the corner of Rt.
11 and Rt. 90. Take a Left onto Rt.
90, and a quick left into driveway behind building. Park behind building and come in the rear
door. Cost: $5 per member or
guest. Coffee, tea, and pastries
will be provided
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