This year’s Ward Francillon Time Symposium will be held on October 22-24 in Houston, Texas. The event will cover the history and development of clockwork-operated devices. Topics will include historical information, musical clocks, automatons, disc and cylinder music boxes, bird boxes and whistlers, Black Forest clocks, musical clock movements played on bells, early spring operated phonographs and gramophones, and music composed for these devices.
Additionally, a panel discussion concerning what to look for and avoid when purchasing a musical mechanism will be held.
As a bonus, the Symposium will include tours of two large private collections.
Registration is open to the public.For more information go to http://www.nawcc.org/symposium/index.html