June, 2016 meeting

SINGING BIRD AUTOMATA

Phillip Gale FBHI
The meeting on the 2nd June will be back to our usual White Hart Barn venue and we are delighted to welcome Phillip Gale FBHI who will be talking to us about the repair and restoration of Singing Bird Musical Boxes.
Phillip has gained a wide reputation for restoring singing bird musical boxes and people now consult him on a worldwide basis.
He studied horology at Hackney College on day release from his first job in Guildford before moving on to a job at the R.E.M.E. in Aldershot as a civilian watchmaker/ instrument maker.
Four years later he moved to a job in Cornwell and then in 1990 set up his own business.
Philip became a Fellow of the British Horological Institute in 1994, a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1999 and a Liveryman of said company in 2002.
This talk promises an experts insight into the complex mechanisms and workings of these fascinating devices.

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Monthly branch meetings are normally held at the The White Hart Barn in Godstone

 

June 2, 2016

THE WHITE HART BARN

(Godstone Village Hall)

GODSTONE

SURREY RH9 8DU

7.30 pm for 8.00 pm Start

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