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Class 1: Single-Train Clock Movements - Metal

First Place
Ben Orszulak
David Ornelas 

     

A copy of an E. Howard “00” street / tower clock movement. The movement is made of steel, brass and aluminum. Inspired by Chuck Roeser and Frank DelGreco, through their presentations and clock movements. All parts are hand made with the exception of the bolts. 


Class 6: Wood Clock Cases, Solid or Veneered

First Place
Ben Bacon

Case is made of mahogany and amboyna. 


Class 11: Authentic Replica Cases

First Place
Roy Burlingame

Replica case of a pinwheel regulator. 


Class 12: Authentic Replica Clocks

First Place
Thomas Borkowski

Replica of a Seth Thomas off-center pillar and scroll clock. Movement and case made by entrant. Dial painted by Martha Smallwood. Reverse painting by Tom Moberg. Finials, hands and door lock were purchased. Label printed in “Excel” by entrant.  30" high x 17" wide x 4-1/4" deep.  


Class 13: Clock Restoration

First Place
Darrell Carr

 

Seth Thomas No. 2. Complete case restoration  including re-veneering the sides and bottom assembly. Handcrafted bottom pieces to replace damaged parts. Handcrafted missing round piece on top of clock around the dial using solid mahogany. Repainted the dial. Stained case to match existing pieces and refinished the entire case. Cleaned and oiled the movement, glued pendulum stick.

Second Place
Eric Duderstadt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Thomas “Umbria,” 30 day wall clock.

  

Third Place
Larry Boucher

 

 

 

 

 

Howard & Davis banjo clock. Entrant restored the movement, glass, dial and wood case.  

Honorable Mention
Delbert Herrmann

 

 

 

Seth Thomas Sons metal clock. Cleaned and repaired the case. Re-cast broken and missing parts of case. Cleaned, oiled and repaired the movement as needed. Applied finish to reassemble the original bronze. Entrant did all the work.     


Class 14: Painted Dials

First Place
Philip Wilson


This is a zinc replica Santa Fe Seth Thomas dial. The dial is 12" in diameter.

Second Place
Philip Wilson

This is a wooden clock dial with gold gesso embossing and hand painted finials. The dial is 12” square.  


Class 15: Reverse Painting on Glass

First Place
Karen Summerville


Pillar and Scroll reverse glass painting with ornate gold leaf border.


Class 17: Gold Leafing

First Place
Greg Perry

Case is water gilded with gesso, clay and 23K gold. The hands are also gilded in 23K gold.


Class 19: Wood Carving

First Place
Greg Perry

The entrant has done all of the following work. Hand carved a pine frame in the Venetian style. Flattened a large piece of lapis stone, cut a mother of pearl shell, coated, heated, and flattened it, inlaid it into the lapis ground. Engraved the dial with hand gravers. The dial is mounted to an English time-only platform balance movement by Al Dodson. He also added the moon mechanism and hands. The gold theme of this picture clock (foliage carved) hands and lapis highlight the pearlessance of the ring. The rolling moon is covered with .05 mm  of cobalt stone and inlaid with two mother of pearl  moons. The thinness was achieved on a milling machine, and polished to a reflective brilliance.


Class 21: Horological Tools, New or Reproductions

First Place
Robert Odell

Stand is used for diagnostics and test. There are other style bits which can replace the ones now installed. These tool bots provide for mounting of different types of movements. All design and build was by the entrant and no CNC was used.

Second Place (tie)
Robert Odell

Stand is used for diagnostics and assembly. This is a very versatile stand as it will accommodate almost any movement. The attachment arms are “x”and “y” axis to provide for nearly any size and shape movement.   

Second Place (tie)
Thomas Borkowski

This tool was made for cutting pivot wire and drill rod from .020 to .125 in diameter. A “Dremel” with an abrasive cut-off wheel is mounted on a spring return pivot. An adjustable stop and spring loaded hold down are features of this tool. It was made for cutting the 18 pins in the strike great wheel of a wood works movement. 14”wide x 12” long x 4” high.   

Honorable Mention
Edward Bikowitz

This O.G. style movement stand is utilized for 30-hour and 8-day movements


Class 22: Horological Novelties

First Place
Les McAlister

The movements in these cases have been restored and are in working order so that people can see them as they would be inside an actual clock. The cases are wired with vintage style power cord similar to what Sangamo used in the late 1920s.

Second Place
Ben Bacon

This clock is made of solid rosewood. The entrant started out to see if he could make a wood column and the clock evolved from there. China movement. Scrap brass pieces of bearing from Tysons. There is a light in the red glass.  

Third Place (tie)
Robert Odell

#222 - Winding crank for weight movement clocks. No CNC was used to manufacturer.   

Third Place (tie)
Robert Odell

#223 - Winding crank for weight movement clocks. No CNC was used to manufacturer.   


Class 24: Chapter Clock Restoration

First Place
Chapter 36

When first obtained the case was in poor condition with several missing pieces and other damage. The missing case pieces were made and installed. The rest of the case was cleaned, repaired, sanded and refinished. The dial was restored several years earlier by a chapter member.  The broken hour hand was repaired and the movement was cleaned, oiled and repaired as needed.


Class 25: Institutional and Public Clock Restoration

First Place
Chapter 124

O. B. McClintock street clock. In 1995 the clock was the pride of the city when a garbage truck ran over it and did major damage to the frame, pedestal, dials and mechanisms. The bonnet and skirt were made by a metal company to specifications set forth by the team and a Time Electric clock controller and four slaves were purchased to replace the clock. All other work was done by the chapter. 

Second Place
Chapter 191

A Seth Thomas model 17 was installed in the Court House in 1911, (now the Town Hall), It provided good service until 1999 when it became too expensive to maintain. In 2007 the Chapter took on the task of restoring the clock. It was removed, restores and installed in the newly built historic center and has become the focal point of the assembly hall there.  


2010 Crafts Competition Award Winners

 

 

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