An Exciting Find

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  1. Keith Conklin

    Keith Conklin Registered User
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    Hi All,

    I have been reading the forum posts for a while now and I just want to say how proud I am to be a member of NAWCC. Compared with other forums the people here are truly gentlemen and the comradery and professionalism are really refreshing. That being said, I think I have stumbled on something of real interest.

    The first clock I ever owned is a Kundo Anniversary clock. My wife and I bought it new in the box from a small clock shop in Newark New Jersey back in 1995. I was hooked!

    The other day I was reading the biography of Charles Terwilliger written by his son Robert. While reading this I became aware of the existence of Mr.Terwilliger’s book The Horolovar Collection
    Limited Edition. The bibliophile in me awoke and the hunt was on.

    I purchased this on Amazon:
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    But the excitement increased when I carefully opened the front cover and saw this:
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    And this:
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    The name Robert rang a bell and I went back to Robert’s biography (isn’t the internet an amazing tool?) and found that a man named Robert Creamer (a fascinating and important person in his own right) was the bookkeeper/financial guy for the Horolovar company. Click the link and find that Mr. Creamer’s wife’s name was Margaret. I then googled the significance of the letter “L” and read: A lettered edition is a specific variety of limited edition that is characterized by letters of the alphabet with each book assigned a letter.

    As an avid book person and an amateur horologist I feel really privileged to own something that, much like my old Connecticut clocks, brings me closer to a moment from the past.

    Thanks,

    Keith
     
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  2. shutterbug

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    Pretty cool find! Congrats!
     
  3. Keith Conklin

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    Thanks,
    Only problem now is I'm afraid to read/enjoy the book for what it is, a book!
    It has kinda taken on the status of "rare manuscript".
     
  4. etmb61

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    Great find! Hope you got a good price.

    Thankfully almost all of the useful information is in the 10th edition of the repair guide. The collection was broken up and sold off and a lot of the descriptions are not completely accurate anyway. Still I think it's a must have for a serious torsion clock collector. I do refer to my copy on occasion.

    Eric
     
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  5. MartinM

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    Now... To find the clock mentioned.
    Nice find!
     

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