WEBINAR: Comic and Cartoon Character Watches by Jeffery Schuldenfrei
Schuldenfrei will discuss the origins of these novelty watches and stress timepieces that he considers milestones of the genre. His personal favorites will be highlighted and he will share fun facts about them. Quiz questions will be included for participants (self-graded!).Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 7pm EDT.
NEW COURSE AVAILABLE: Introduction to Techniques in Gilding, Finishing, and Veneer by Gregg Perry
This is a bundled package of the three online courses: gilding, finishing, and veneer. The instructor demonstrates the following techniques: water gilding, applying gesso, burnishing, patina techniques, oil gilding, nontraditional gilding, applying shellac, French polishing, and amalgamation.
2015 WARD FRANCILLON SYMPOSIUM - Mechanical Music & Marvels
October 22-24, 2015 in Houston, Texas
Covering the history and development of clockwork operated devices. Topics will include historical information, musical clocks, automatons, disc & cylinder music boxes, bird boxes & whistlers, Black Forest clocks, musical clock movements played on bells, early spring operated phonographs & gramophones, and music composed for these devices.
Preservation of timepieces is important to you. When you want information, where do you turn? Do you go to the NAWCC online archives for Watch & Clock Bulletins? (It's a wealth of information, published consistently since 1943!) The NAWCC counts on your support to keep marching on—to foster and educate members on preservation and collecting. Contributions enhance what the NAWCC can offer you. Your gift is important, whatever the amount. Please give today.