Watch this page for up-dates & pictures of our monthly Club activities during 2021.
Our next meet (June 20) will not be in our usual room at the Rocklea Showgrounds. We will be gathering in the large red brick building beside our usual room. A welcome to all especially any new potential members.
February Meet - Our first gathering for the year saw a good attendance of 40. The AGM went off smoothly with the election of our new Committee. World War 11 featured strongly in Show & Tell with a RAF fusee Sector clock explained followed by a Sestrel Radio room "silence' clock. We had a restored Ansonia 'King' and an Abessi Plato clock. The Mart was also well stocked. Our guest speaker Shaun gave an excellent talk on Staking Sets followed by a practical demonstration on replacing a balance staff using round face & flat face hole punches. A good start to the year.
March Meet - Another good turnout for this workshop on Floating Balances. Thanks to our guest speaker Jeff who presented a well-researched explanation of how this mechanism patented by Hugo Hettich in the 1950's worked. Show & Tell was also well supported.
Our Show & Tell table - Dick explaining a bracket clock.
A model of a movement with a floating balance.
April Meet - The auction was thankfully held this year. Some interesting lots and competitive bidding.
May Meet - the topic today looked at how to repair/restore a clock with the equipment & materials used to successfully carry out your solder or non-solder tasks. A demonstration in gilding, soldering & gluing was well received by club members. Show & Tell included two ships clocks, a collection of American watches, time zone clocks & old movements. Our President reminded us of the dangers posed when dealing with clock springs.
Jeff demonstrating his soldering skills.