Originally scheduled for April last year but postponed due to the pandemic, Ticknor Society members will finally be able to visit the home library of Bob Frishman and his wife, Jeanne Schinto, as the first event of the 2021-2022 season. Bob and Jeanne have kindly offered to host a meeting and discussion about Bob’s collection of over 860 books on clocks, watches, and the overall subject of horology. Attendees not only may view these volumes but also can examine several important antique clocks in their century-old Andover house. Some rare books are included, and these will be highlighted and displayed during Bob’s presentation to us.
Bob has repaired, collected, and sold vintage timepieces since 1980; professionally and full-time since 1992 when he founded Bell-Time Clocks. As Chairman of the Time Symposium Committee of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, he organizes the group’s annual education conferences at such world-class institutions as the Winterthur Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Henry Ford Museum. In October, Bob will be hosting “Horology 1776,” a symposium on “Clocks, Watches, and Timekeeping During the American Revolution,” at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. He lectures frequently on horology and has published more than 100 related articles. Details about him can be found at www.bell-time.com, where directions to the Andover venue are on the contact page. Parking on both sides of the street is fine, but please not in the adjacent private parking lot.
Society members with long memories will recall that Bob spoke at our Collector’s Roundtable in November, 2012, at the book fair in Boston.
Attendance is limited to 25 and requires advance registration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In accordance with CDC recommendations, we ask that all attendees wear face coverings while inside, regardless of vaccination status. Weather permitting, open windows and doors will increase air circulation, even if the temperature is slightly chilly. Please dress accordingly.