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Old Dominion NAWCC Chapter 34


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Meeting Location

Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail  •  Williamsburg, Virginia

Please noteRenovations at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center are partially completed.  The  hotel is now able to accommodate us for our meetings.

The meeting and luncheon will be held in Hill’s and McClellan’s rooms on the front (street side) of the hotel.

10:30 AM Exhibit Opens
  Mart Opens
11:15 AM Program Part I
12:00 Noon Luncheon
Following Lunch Business Meeting
  Program Part II


Wm. David Todd
Kilmarnock, VA

Making a 16th Century German Hanging Wall Clock

Part I 11:15 a.m.

Chapter Member David Todd of Kilmarnock, Virginia, is the program presenter.  David retired from the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, in 2005 where he held the position of Associate Curator in the Division of Engineering and Industry and took care of the museum’s collection of clocks and watches for 27 years.  He is now enjoying his retirement in Kilmarnock, making clocks for his own amusement and to keep up his skills level after medical set-backs over the past few years.

The clock is a weight-driven 30-hour hanging wall clock with verge and Foliot regulation and with a passing strike and alarum.  David’s goal was to reproduce a Nuremberg clock from the 1560s-1570s.  Since 2012, it has been hanging on the wall of David and Sheila’s breakfast room keeping time to about five minutes gaining per day (excellent for the 16th century; okay in today’s world).  The clock was made at both Heathsville Forge and in David’s workshop at home, taking about two years.  David’s success was two-fold:  (1) to prove that he could, using the tools and technology available to a 16th century clockmaker, produce the clock; and (2) because he loves very early clocks and could never afford the real thing.

The clock will be on display at the meeting.

Part II Following Business Meeting

The second program will finish the presentation.

Previous Programs

Richard Robinson, President
James Wynne, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer

Future Meeting Dates

February 11, 2018 April 8, 2018
June 10, 2018 August 12, 2018
October 14, 2017 December 10, 2017



CHAPTER 34 HISTORY 1954 - 1984