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Clocks / Re: Snyder Clock Collection at Rock Ford Plantation
« Last post by macchips4 on December 03, 2021, 07:03:45 PM »
If going up north...there is the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol CT.......and just as an oddity close by, there is the Lock Museum of America in Terryville CT.
Clocks / Re: Snyder Clock Collection at Rock Ford Plantation
« Last post by Troy Livingston on December 03, 2021, 10:10:50 AM »
Thanks for that. I will certainly take a look next time I'm in the area.
If anyone is interested in clocks I would also recommend visiting the NAWCC museum (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) in nearby Columbia.
Clocks / Re: Snyder Clock Collection at Rock Ford Plantation
« Last post by Mark Maleski on November 30, 2021, 10:00:06 PM »
What a wonderful resource, thank you for sharing!
Chesapeake Chapter / Re: Chesapeake Chapter Meeting (11 Dec 2021)
« Last post by Mark Maleski on November 30, 2021, 09:58:07 PM »

We've had a good response and are currently tracking 17 meeting participants, plus our featured speaker, Chuck Bender.  Based on that response, we're going to lower the door fee to $30 per person, to be collected at the start of the event (we will take cash, check, Paypal or Venmo).  This fee covers the cost of the meeting.

Our revised agenda is as follows:
10:00: Woodcraft doors open, we gather and get setup.
10:30 - 12:00: Member show-and-tell
12:00-1:00:  Lunch on your own (our location offers a variety of quick options in walking distance)
1:00 - 3:00 (or later?):  Featured presentation from Chuck

For the member show-and-tell, we have the following topics:
1. Ronald Tatman: Windsor cradle
2. Fred Grosse: Lessons from a recent class with Dave Heller (paterea, birds mouth, fret saw, sand shading, etc)
3. George Nissley: Gaines chair based on Norman Vandal’s book
4. John Heller: spice box and a keepsake box
5. Ken Neiswender: fan back chair that will be featured in the upcoming journal
6. Jack Nesbitt: Steve Latta's Spice box

7. Mark Maleski: panel saw (copy of Kenyon example in Seaton chest)

Special thanks to chapter member Mike Galloway, who teaches at this Woodcraft and helped us arrange this meeting.  Special congratulations to Chuck Bender, who is SAPFM's newest Cartouche Award recipient!

Member events / Re: 2022 Cartouche Award
« Last post by Antiquity Period Designs, Ltd. on November 25, 2021, 08:58:07 AM »
Congratulations to Chuck Bender!!!

Dennis Bork
Member events / Re: 2022 Cartouche Award
« Last post by bbrown on November 24, 2021, 07:37:51 PM »

  Very good to see this.  Chuck is one of the finest makers.  I have learned a lot from him over the years.
Member events / 2022 Cartouche Award
« Last post by macchips4 on November 24, 2021, 04:00:24 PM »
Congratulations to Charles Bender ! recipient of the SAPFM 2022 Cartouche Award!! Well done Chuck !
  I have met and talked with Chuck many times over many years. Always friendly, helpful and a nice guy.
   Joe Maday
Clocks / Snyder Clock Collection at Rock Ford Plantation
« Last post by Tom M on November 15, 2021, 08:54:44 AM »
We visted Historic Rock Ford Plantation (1794) in Lancaster a couple years ago, and we went again last week to see the new museum of the John Snyder collection.  Mr. Snyder left Rock Ford a significant portion of his collection of Lancaster Furniture and Decorative Arts.  Rock Ford opened the museum on the 2nd floor of an 18th century barn this past April.  It is really well done and should be on all SAPFM wish list.  Unfortunately the receptionist told us they usually get 1 to 5 visitors each day.

We also visited the York County Historical Society which has several Tall case clocks from the region.

Another highpoint (although not Period Furniture related) was the AACA Car Musuem in Hershey.  Really a great place.  When we arrived we got to see them moving a 1913 (?) Packard from the parking lot into a new Parkard display they were preparing. We were the only visitors and had the whole museum to ourselves.  The docents let us behind the ropes and opened doors so we could get a better view.  They have three Tuckers! and an amazing collection of Tucker engines (prototypes), engineering drawings, sketches and etc.
We absolutely loved Drayton Hall.  No furniture in house, but the architechure is unbelievable. There is a nice museum in the guest center with some furniture. If the weather is nice you could easily spend half a day there on the house tour, museum and then walking the grounds.

Also the USS Yorktown is there.  You can see an WWII Corsair and an F14!
Thanks Mark
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