The Mart is March 18th at 9:00am.
It will be held at the The Knights of Columbus, 1800 South 92nd Street, West Allis, WI 53214
Educational Lecture: Craig White will discuss casting lead weights.
Thanks to Brad Smith for his presentation on Jefferson Electric Mystery Clocks. The company was founded in 1915 in Chicago IL and named after Thomas Jefferson. They made transformers, ignition coils, fuses and lamp ballasts until after WWII.
In the late 1940’s, the company’s president and his wife were vacationing in Holland. She saw an interesting clock in a shop window and her husband bought it and brought the “Dutch Secret” home to the US. He purchased the Dutch patent and tooled up to manufacture the “Golden Hours” clock.
The Gold Hours were made for over 40 years and 2 million were sold. The clock division was closed in 1992 and sold to Timesavers, in Scottsdale, AZ. Parts and instructions are still available as these clocks have a “cult” following.
In 1966, Jefferson Electric moved to Franklin, WI where today they make dry transformers. Not a single clock of this type is in the facility.
Other models produced are, Golden Helm, Golden Minute, Golden View, Golden Secret and Suspense.
We had some activity at the silent auction table where a few items changed hands. This will be continued at the next meeting. Look close at the silent auction in March as there will be an item specially priced.
I have not heard any feedback about having a repair clinic. Let me know if you are interested.
Educational programs planned for 2018:
March: Craig White will discuss casting lead weights
May: Mike Dempsey will give talk on making a die filing attachment for Shirline lathes.
September: Mike Dempsey will give talk on electric clock repair
November: Craig White will discuss his James Ferguson Inspired Astronomical Clock.