New England Model Engineering Society
October 2012 Meeting
Our speaker this month will be Charlie Fairbrother. Charlie is a professional clock repairman who has been working on a reproduction of a Masonic clock which has involved having castings made and machined to build the case for the clock. Although Charlie has been a clock repairman for many years this is only the second Masonic of this type he has seen. He decided to make copies of it and outlined the steps he has had to go through for us. A very interesting talk and a real testament to persistence!
President for life Dick Boucher Dick and Gazette Editor George Gallant Norm Jones
Fred Jaggi who is very active at the New England Museum of Wireless and Steam
Show and tell about the nifty tiny tripod. I will add the source as soon as I can so check back if you are interested.
The pattern on the left is the actual front of the clock Charlie was able to purchase. It had to be filled, smoothed and carefully finished to act as a pattern. Charlie has his parts cast in aluminum at a foundry in MA.
The Masonic symbol that mounts on the top of the clock front is cast in bronze and tumble polished.
The clock work is a purchased item
A finished clock front which has a powder coat finish..
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