A history of timekeeping in New England will be presented on Sunday, February 26 at the Henry Carter Hull Library by Bob Frishman, curator and owner of Bell-Time Clocks, an antique clock restoration service in Andover, Massachusetts. Frishman has repaired over 7000 clocks and sold over 1700 vintage timepieces. He is a Fellow of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in London, UK. Frishman lectures regularly about the history, science and culture of mechanical timekeeping and has authored many articles on the subject. Information will also be provided about some well-known clocks around Clinton, including clocks in the Stanton House, Old Brick and the Town Hall.
Attendees are encouraged to bring in their own antique clocks and/or watches to gather more information about these historic timepieces.
This lecture will be the first in the Victor and Lynnabeth Mays Lecture Series, named in honor of their many contributions to the Clinton Historical Society. The lecture is free and open to the public.