The 2013 BULLETIN March-April

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  1. dweiss17

    dweiss17 Registered User
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    More than a week ago, I received the 2013 March & June Bulletin. What struck me was the beautiful Seth Thomas Office Calendar #11. Printed against a light ivory-yellow background cover, I think it one of the prettiest BULLETINS covers ever.

    The lead story was the long-awaited history of the Adams & Perry Watch Manufacturing Company by my friends George Meyer and Burt Cifrulak. Both these erudite gentlemen did long and varied research into this Adam & Perry story that presents much of the unknown history of its movers and shakers. It leads one down to the path of the players in this revealing and interesting story about their history with the start up of the A&P Watch Manufacturing Co. and the companies that followed in their wake. Names we knew little of now are put forth with their family tidings and of their part in this A&P Watch Manufacturing Company that had so much hidden facts until brought to life by George and Burt. All this takes place in the city of Lancaster, PA. Our world-famous Horological Museum is located about 12 miles away in Columbia, PA. One little known fact, during the Revolutionary War, Columbia fell short of two votes in becoming our Capitol by two votes.

    Some years ago, I published the story of the Finding and Restoration of Adams & Perry #1585 on two former Chapters of the NAWCC. If you open the NAWCC website in the [blue banner] you will see the Forum Our Voices, click on that, go to page 4 and listed is the story I wrote. Down near the end of that story it lists another A&P pocket watch #1448 restored by me through the help of some highly skilled NAWCC members. Just about three-four months ago, I sold #1448 to an early American collector from the New Jersey area. Rene Rondeau of California, America’s foremost electric watch technician bought A&P 1585 from me a few years ago. This story features many photos of the timepiece taken fully apart.. The story of A&P #1448 was also written up on these NAWCC pages.
     
  2. gmeyer4

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    Thanks for the kind words on the article. It was a labor of love and it was interesting to find out more pertinent information on these companies after 140 years.
     
  3. richiec

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    I must also comment that I found the Adams and Perry story very informative and entertaining, the flim flamming that went on to raise money, etc. Thanks George and Burt.
     
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    Thanks Richie, I was very amused by the shenanigans. Just like we find today, everyone had their own agenda in these ventures. Zham and Best may have been the wiser ones to retreat early. It is always better to get out early on with losing ventures.
     

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