First Steps in Horology

This will be my personal space to talk about what I am doing for projects and to satisfy my need to be doing something that seems worthwhile.

I will format this page for easier viewing as it develops. At the moment, I just want to create a page in the Personal Blogs to show the difference between a page and a comment on a page.

I started collecting clocks in 1967 when I was studying at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario. I had come to Brock on a fellowship from the Canadian Muscular Dystrophy Association and was studying the properties of muscle tissue under Dr. Barry Millman, who was the Chairman of the Biology Department at that time.

.When we moved to St. Catherines from Los Angeles, we rented a house near the school and proceeded to set up our transition life from student to professor. We had two small children 3 years old and 3 months old and were adjusting to living in a "very large" house with a full basement and 3 bedrooms

We noticed that our living room had a stark look to it because there was a large blank space between the fireplace and the door to the kitchen. My wife Jane and I had done a little exploring with landscape painting and we were not very good at it and we were debating whether to get a painting to hang on the bare spot or something else.

Our next door neighbor was a very good amateur painter and wall clocks, mostly Vienna Regulators (Bavarian actually) seemed very popular in the area. After attending a number of house auctions and noting the prices of the clocks, I finally bought a Vienna Regulator that "needed some work" and that $75 started out adventure in horology that has lasted until now.

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