Horological Science Newsletter 1996-2
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc.
Horological Science Chapter #161
HOROLOGICAL SCIENCE NEWSLETTER
Issue 1996-2 April 1996
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Dr. Jerome Walker will speak at the 1996 Cleveland National at 3 pm, Friday June 21 on "Trials
of Making a Precision Clock". Don't miss it. Following him, hopefully, will be Prof. E.T.Hall,
England , on The Littlemore Precision Clock. These talks, and discussions, will consist of the
Chapter meeting. I still have some 12mm diameter quartz rod, 51 " long, for pendulums,
at $21 plus pack & ship. . This issue is dedicated to Dr. Philip Woodward, since half of it
is either about him or written by him. His book, My Own Right Time, should be in the hands of every
horologist; it was reviewed in the 1996- 1 issue of the HSN by Ned Bigelow. For those who do not
have a copy, it can be purchased from Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Ave., New
York, NY, 10016. Their phone is 212-726-6000, Fax 212-726-6440. Lindsay Publications, PO 538,
Bradley, IL 60915 also carries it for $46 (info from Bob Matthys).
1996 National, quartz rod, US sources for My Own Right Time.
2-3 A bibliography of Dr. Philip Woodward's horological articles. You will find this a most useful
and handy reference list for many important horological topics. He is a master of clear presentation.
4 Dr. Woodward's biography. Also, a short article by Doug Bateman, Instability of Materials-
a query. He asks, why use a rod at all? Why not use a tensioned bundle of fibers? (Or fibres, in English!)
5 Ned Bigelow reviews a series of six recent articles in the Horological Journal by Dr. Woodward entitled A
Study of the Spiral Hairspring. The article covers early attempts to describe aspects of hairspring
behavior, and then proceeds to use computer math programs to do what could not be done years ago. His articles have
been conveniently bundled into a little booklet available from the HJ for $5 at the address
shown at the end of the article.
6-7 Dr. Woodward writes on the Fritz Experiment-- he puts into mathematics the findings
of Norm Fritz in the 1996-1 HSN article titled Pendulums Driven Off Resonant Frequency.
8-10 Dr. Roger Irving continues the topic of quartz rods with an article A Fused Silica Pendulum
Rod. He describes his method of attachment and his beginning experiments. His biography is
on page 10.
11-13 Evan Edwards continues his reports on his precision clock and calculates The Effect of
Moisture in a Carbon Fiber Pendulum Rod. His calculations are included.
14 Comparison of driving weight for some weight-driven clocks, by Ernie Martt.
Above: Drawing from Apians Cosmographicus Liber of 1533m showing how a nocturnal is used to tell the
time at night from the Great Bear.
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