October 17 2016

Look Back in Time for the History of Clocks

By: BNEWS

Clocks, you likely look at them everyday but do you know how they work or much about their history? 

 

The Burlington Historical Society is holding an event to delve deep into the history and inner workings of time pieces. The program will be held on Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in the Kelly-Murray Wings of the Human Services Building at 61 Center Street. 

 

The discussion will be led by Bob Frishman, founder of Bell-Time Clocks, who has repaired over 7,000 clocks and sold more than 1,700 vintage timepieces. He writes and lectures about the history, culture and science of horology.  He is a Fellow of the National Association of Watch  & Clock Collectors, and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in London, UK.

 

Frishman is also a former Congressional speechwriter who offers illustrated, non-technical lectures for service organizations, historical societies, senior centers, museum series, public library friends, and other organizations seeking an enthusiastic speaker for their events, his website states. Each talk runs no more than one hour, and can be followed by an informal "road-show" appraisal session when attendee clocks can be identified and evaluated.  He displays clock movements, reference books, and auction catalogues along with dozens of quality projected images to enhance each lecture. 

 

Everyone is welcome to the program which will also feature refreshments and a raffle. 

 
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