To be held at Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 3ED at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated
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Meetings - 2021
Due to Covid restrictions the only meetings held by the Northern Section were in October and November 2021
A Project in Progress (November 2021)
Jim Arnfield told members about two seemingly identical anonymous electric wall clocks he has recently restored. On closer inspection the two differed in many subtle ways. Jim believes they were made by PA Bentley in the early years of the twentieth century before his patent of 1910/11. He described all the many jobs involved in the restoration. The clocks were run by an earth battery but the current owner will have the option of running each from a modern battery.
Horology of the Arts and Crafts Period (October 2021)
A group of members showed a variety of clocks and watches made between 1880 and 1920. These included a sketch of a dial by Charles Rennie MacIntosh for a mantel clock; an electric clock in the form of a copper cased robot; a silver French or Swiss pocket cricket alarm clock, another silver pocket watch signed ‘Turner’s Patent, Bury’, which had puzzling numbering on its dial; a French brass pillar clock and also a Triumph alarm clock made by the Ansonia Clock Company from 1883. This was our first face-to-face meeting since March 2020.