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Tower and Street Clock Chapter #134 is a
Special Interest Chapter of the
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.

Chapter Officers - 2015
President: Russ Oechsle
5 Clinton Street
Homer, NY   13077-1103
Tel: 607-343-5394
Vice President: Don Bugh
4575 Sandpiper Cove
College Station, TX   77845
Tel: 979-224-2681
Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Coulson
6522 Hideaway Road
Ooltewah, TN   37363
Tel: 423-238-1555
Newsletter Editor: Frank Del Greco
13730 Braeburn Lane
Novelty, OH   44072
Tel: 440-338-8261

About Chapter #134
Chapter 134 was chartered in 1985 to satisfy a need for those of us who are fascinated by those huge old clocks, once known as "everyone's pocket watch".  The members of this Chapter are scattered all over the country and the world, in contrast to the more usual geographical centering of a Chapter's membership.  The majority of tower clocks (known in England as turret clocks) and street clocks are also widely scattered, and are rather difficult to collect.

The Chapter holds regular meetings in conjunction with three Regional or National Meetings of NAWCC, as follows:

  • the Southern Ohio Regional (at Ft.Mitchell, KY, in April)
  • the National Convention (place varies from year to year; in June)
  • the Eastern States Regional (at Syracuse, NY, in August)

An important activity of the Chapter is NAWCC's Public Time Initiative, currently in Phase IB as the Spot-A-Clock project.  Contributions to this project from the public are now welcomed.

The chapter was originally named the Tower Clock Chapter, and focused its interests entirely on tower clocks.  In 2015, the name of the chapter was changed and the focus was expanded to include street clocks; the name of the newsletter was changed accordingly.

The background of this page illustrates the clock tower at NAWCC's Headquarters and Museum building in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

Becoming a Member of Chapter #134
To join the chapter, you must first be a member of NAWCC.   Then send to our Treasurer (see the list of Chapter Officers above) your NAWCC Member Number along with your dues, which at present are $10.00 per year.   Anyone with an interest in tower clocks is welcome.

Benefits of chapter membership:
->   A newsletter, Tower and Street Clock Talk, is published occasionally.  The May 2017 issue (#23) has 18 pages, with several color photos.  The contents include a major article on the Chapter's involvement in the 2016 NAWCC National Convention exhibit on American Street Clocks, with several color photographs.  The subject of President's Message is "The State of the Chapter," which includes mention of the retirement of long-time Newsletter Editor Frank del Greco.  A new feature titled "Q & A: On the Street and In the Tower" was begun, presenting answers to various questions that the Chapter has received.  There is also an article on "Using Howard Order Numbers and Serial Numbers to Approximate Dates of Sale after 1905," plus a brief review of a new book on the turret clocks of T.Cooke & Sons of York (UK).  The contents of previous issues are listed on our back issues page.
->   Online publicity for your business or interests which relate to tower clocks; see the Members page.  You can include as little or as much information as you wish (subject to the discretion of the Note that email addresses are obscured by special coding so that you need not fear the possibility of their being harvested by Webcrawlers for nefarious purposes.


Tower clock information elsewhere on the Web: From the two Wikipedia articles, many other related articles can be found.


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