The 2015 NAWCC Calendar

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  1. dweiss17

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    #1 dweiss17, Mar 16, 2014
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    We are trying to get together an NAWCC Calendar for the year 2015. This calendar will feature clocks in our Columbia, PA Museum Collection. Many of these timepieces may have rarely been shown in public. They can run the gamut from a simple Carriage Clock to a triple Decker timekeeper with glasses hand painted on the reverse side to show these reverse paintings in a positive view.

    Most of these scarce to rare timekeepers printed in full color are from the 19
    [SUP]th[/SUP] century into the early 20[SUP]th[/SUP] century. As horology enthusiasts, we may have our favorite period of clock collection, however we will present these timepieces as a collection of American ingenuity in the field of American horologic clock manufacturing.


    Among the names mentioned as to the makers of these clocks, we are prone to think some of the names mentioned in the descriptions, you may have never heard before.


    It is with much good hope that we may be able to present to our NAWCC membership a compilation of American timepieces that will peak your interest and that you will avail yourself of a copy for your Horologic Library.


    May I also mention to the 1000s of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors who may never have the opportunity to visit our Columbia, PA Museum…these future 2015 Calendars will bring you a little closer to our world-famous Museum in Columbia, PA.
     
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    Glad to hear you've made a decision on the content. Nothing to it but to do it now :)
    When you get it ready, it might be worth mentioning in the clock 'general' forum. I'm not sure how many regularly read this forum.
     
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    Shutterbug...please permit me to advise you that you are wrong. So much goes into the creation of a calendar that it would make your head swim in a sea of complications. From photography to correcting focus, shading, sizing, eliminating shadows and so much more too mundane to mention. Then we go to the text, make sure it is proper and correct. Having that done, we try to make each page different from the next, placing of picture, adjusting type to an eye appeal pleasing look. Not to speak about which page follows the other.

    Then we come to the printing. Not everyone is blessed with printing skill and the use of the printers you are using. We have no expensive printers, you may be surprised by the less than $80-$100 printers we use. Not only that, the machines I use have been converted to CISS tanks...no cartridges are used that always run out of ink. Our ink flow is constant, Except when it needs to be recharged to full capacity. Sometimes paper dust and too heavy cover stock also can rear their ugly heads and cause printing problems.

    Once the printing is completed, next comes the collating for pages in the proper order...all this takes time...then as the final operation in getting a calendar together is the punching of the pages and inserting the plastic spiral binding. Poof...you have a finished, hopefully, a beautiful, horologic calendar created from the mind of man...showing man's efforts, ingenuity and skill in creating these wonderful clocks or watches. Still...you are not done!

    Here comes the problem...getting our membership to buy a Calendar, write a check made out to NAWCC Inc., send the check to me or the Museum Gift Store and hopefully, we can help enrich the treasury of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Perhaps, after we can go through all the above efforts; perhaps, we can donate up to $1000 to our NAWCC funding.
     
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    That's probably why you don't have any competition, Dan :D
     

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