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  1. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milano

    The major Horological Museum of Milano and in my opinion (after the History of Science Museum in Florance) the second most important horological Museum in Italy has just opened a major expansion and renovation of its horology section. I am pleased to post an article of itrs curator here for the...
  2. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    The last SARTON Clockmaker in Liege (Belgium) died in April 2014

    One of the most creative clock and watchmakers in history was Hubert Dieudonne SARTON in Liege Belgium (1748-1828) who is also the inventor to the center rotor selfwinding watch. His third son son was Francois Joseph Sarton, watchmaker, born 1779 His first son was Edouard (I) Sarton, first...
  3. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    NAWCC Museum Accredited TODAY

    Many people over the years have pushed for this. On the very first Internet activities of NAWCC, an NAWCC e-mail discussion list in the mid l990s, before there was this Message Board, and when I secured, and and Gordon Uber created the first website (because...
  4. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    NAWCC Museum Accredited TODAY

    The NAWCC received word today that the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia has been accredited as Museum by the American Alliance of Museums. (formerly the American Association of Museums) This is wonderful news for the association. Accreditation of our...
  5. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    Hamilton Mod. 21- Marine Chronometers - Production Volumes?

    There seems to be a general consensus among Marine Chronometer historians that the chronometer model produced in the higest volume ever is the World War 2 era Hamilton Marine Chronometer Model 21. 1. Can anybody on this list supply an authorative quotation for that often repeated fact? 2. Does...
  6. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    Jonathan Betts, Senior Curator of Horology at Greenwich honored

    Congratulations to Jonathan Betts MBE FSA FBHI FIIC Senior Curator of Horology at the National Maritime Museum, Greewich UK, who has been awarded on June 15, 2012 the rare honor of becoming a Member of the Order of the British Empire, abreviated MBE for services to Horology inThe Queen's...
  7. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    A question for the friends with the big books

    Thanks for5 posting the pictures. There is something to be said for such artifacts beeing in the posession of families thgat have the resources to properly care for them and protect them over centuries.
  8. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    The most incredible clock construction prject

    I would like to propose a thread to find the most incredible clock design and construction project you ever encoutered on the web. MY NOMINATION: A lady in Canada made a cuckoo clock out of Gingerbread, with edible functioning gears inside the edible case. Nomination for weirder clock...
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    Harrisons H3 to be dismanteled

    Harrison did get the Prize money (20'000 UKPounds or about 12 million dollars in todays value) for this 4th marine timekeeper (a watch rather than a clock) H4 the first Marine chronometer. But to get the money he had to appeal to the King, the board of scientists that was to award the prize...
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    Harrisons H3 to be dismanteled

    The first clock good enough to find longitude at Sea, Harrisons H#3 Longitude clock will be dismanteled in Greenwich this month for documentation purposes. The proress is to be documented in a video blog pof the National MAritime Museum. The first installment bwas posted a few days ago...
  11. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    The future of Clock Collecting

    The rarer the clock is , and the more complex the clock is the more it will appreciate over the long run. In my opinion he most undervalued clocks today are the pre-pendulum renaissance clocks (such as those sold last month in Milano). These are expensive clocks, 70 clocks were sold for a...
  12. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    Job Posting: Horological Dream Job for a superqualified Horologist

    Spread the word: Even if the salary is not that extraordinary this is a Horological Dream Job for a superqualified Horologist. You would get to play with the original HArrison Sea Clocks !! The application deadline has just been extended for a few weeks. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki...
  13. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    Different clock styles

    Thank you RJ for keping the subject and thread alive. Dont let the 'naysayers' discourage you. What you are attempting to do is a a really, really hard project. It is hard on two levels. 1. Classification systems with many entries are hard to create and maintain in the best of...
  14. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    Check out the clocks of the month in "Museums" sectio

    The museums section is brand new and we will have to experiment on how to get the most value for the MB subscribers out of the willingness of the museums to participate here, without overwhellming them with questions. Therefore the threads for now are 'View only'. You can allways try to...
  15. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    Very ornate English fusee bracket clock w/bracket: plz help to date/value

    Please remember that valuation is NOT an approriate subject to discuss on this Bulletin board .
  16. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    What is this type of clock called? (maker is W. N. Johnson)

    I would use a composite descriptice label , like : "Pillar and Ogee, American mantle box clock, in a federalist style "
  17. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    Post Your Gustav Becker Clocks Here

    Those interested to identify Gustav Becker cases should see the bookreview posted yesterday on a new facsimile 1924 Gustav Becker catalog that was posted yesterday on the 'Horological Books' forum on this message board Fortunat
  18. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    ID this vienna clock

    Hard to tell from the pictures. Is the inside case back carved or inlayed (marquetry)? Fortunat
  19. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    Black Forest Grandfather Clock

    Thank you for the pictures To summ things up: All we really know is that the MOVEMENT of this clock was made by the Pleskott and Muelhauser Firm in KArlstein Austria that was in business from 1883 to 1925 maximum. We still have no idea if the movement started out in this case, when the case...
  20. Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

    Check out the clocks of the month in "Museums" sectio

    Now that the seperate Museums section is working on this message board it is very worthwhile for clockfans to periodically check out the new postings there. Both the NWCM and the MIH this month have chose extraordinary clocks as their timepiece of the month. MIH presents a one wheeled...

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