Horological Lecture Series Schedule


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018



The History of the Rose Engine from Kings to Craftsmen : David Lindow

Stimson Green Mansion

6:30PM  – 9:00PM

As a creator of one of the world’s most versatile turning lathes, David Lindow gives unique insight into this machine’s history and development.  He will explore the centuries-old craft of ornamental turning, the objects made and decorated through its practice, and the rules that govern their making.


Screen Shot 2017-07-02 at 6.47.15 PMDavid Lindow is a specialist in ornamental and engine turning, as well as a master clockmaker. In addition to his comprehensive understanding of antique engine turning machines and their operation, he also builds two modern versions of them: the beautiful and luxurious MADE Ornamental Rose Engine and the more modest Lindow Rose Engine Lathe for the every day craftsman. This work has made David an invaluable international resource for enthusiasts and engine turners alike.




Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 


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The Art of the Goldsmith : Philip Peck

Stimson Green Mansion

6:30PM  – 9:00PM




The techniques of the goldsmith remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of years until roughly the middle of the eighteenth century. The emerging new technologies referred to as the “industrial revolution” shifted economies from agrarian to industrial. With this rapid and wide reaching advancement came changes in not only the manner in which items were made, but in fact all together new and different items. From this point on the goldsmith’s tools and practice changed gradually to become something quite different, while below the surface, remaining quite the same. Philip will first explore the defining techniques of goldsmiths shaped by the available technologies of the period, from antiquity to the 18th century and then discuss the changes that occurred during the industrial revolution through modern times, focusing on emerging technologies, mineral discoveries and expanding markets. These new technologies and discoveries coupled with new opportunities resulted in a new goldsmith, a new workshop, and a very different industry. Philip offers insight into which techniques and practices may have been lost in the last three hundred years, both their perceived and practical value, and the challenges in preserving elements of such an ancient and necessary art form.  



Philip Peck is a master goldsmith and horologist with over thirty-five years of experience. His workshop fabricates everything from miniature resonating bells, musical pocket watch mechanisms, masterworks of jewelry, and other horological objects. 




Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 – Lecture TBA




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