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 Clock Club Records

 Records, 1934-1940

 Size: 0.25 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 355

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, January 1998

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The Clock Club was formed in Boston in 1934. It was dedicated to the study of antique clocks, and specifically excluded dealers. Meetings were held several times each year, at which research papers would be read for the edification of the members. The membership was not exclusively Boston-based, and at least one meeting of the club was even held in Florida. The records end with the departure of recording secretary Albert Partridge in 1940. Though the research presented in these records is probably of great value to those interested in antique clocks, the Rhode Island connection seems to be tenuous or non-existent.

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            These records were purchased in 1962 from the estate of Daniel E. Whitford, via Bancroft Littlefield of the law firm Edwards & Angell.

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Folder 1. Minutes, 1934-1935

Folder 2. Minutes, 1936-1937

Folder 3. Minutes, 1938

Folder 4. Minutes, 1939-1940

Folder 5. "American Clock Dials", by James E. Conlon

Folder 6. "Eli Terry's Wooden Clock Patents", by A.L. Partridge

Folder 7. "Peter Stretch, Clockmaker", by A.L. Partridge

Folder 8. "Modern Electric Clocks", by H.E. Warren

Folder 9. "Tower Clocks", by Henry F.R. Watts

Folder 10. Index to minutes 1/1934 - 4/1939 and articles

Folder 11. Card index to minutes, 4/1939 - 4/1940

Folder 12. By-laws

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