Clock Repair & 
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Lectures &
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Bob Frishman, founder of Bell-Time Clocks in 1992, has repaired nearly 8,000 clocks and has sold 1700 vintage timepieces.  He writes and lectures about the history, culture, and  technology of horology - the science of timekeeping.

 

Silver Star Fellow, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Clockmakers (London)
MemberAntiquarian Horological Society (London)
Life MemberWillard House & Clock Museum
Proprietor No.28, Boston Athenaeum
Shareholder No.8, Library Company of Philadelphia
Exhibit Curator, Horological Society of New York

Member, Ross Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Member, Grolier Club, New York City

Member, American Antiquarian Society

Co-ChairNAWCC 2024 New England Regional, Concord NH

 

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"HOROLOGY 1776" SYMPOSIUM

Timekeeping During the American Revolution

October 7-9, 2021

Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia

Podcast about the symposium.

INAUGURAL LOAN EXHIBIT AT HORLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

"Highlights of Bob Frishman's Horology Collection"

"HISTORY OF TIMEKEEPING" ZOOM PRESENTATION.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW ONE-HOUR EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING PRESENTATION, WITH MORE THAN 150 HISTORIC IMAGES.                    PASSWORD ga.6+m5s .

"HOROLOGY IN ART" ONLINE PRESENTATION FOR THE LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROGRAM ON YOUTUBE WITH MORE THAN A HUNDRED FINE-ART IMAGES SHOWN AND DESCRIBED.

CLICK HERE FOR BOB'S PRESENTATION TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM IN NEWBURYPORT ABOUT HIS RESTORATION OF THEIR C.1770 TALL CLOCK MADE BY JONATHAN MULLIKEN OF THAT TOWN, AND ABOUT THE HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND CLOCKMAKING AND THE MULLIKEN FAMILY OF FAMED MASSACHUSETTS CLOCKMAKERS.

"HOROLOGY'S GREAT COLLECTORS"

NAWCC Time Symposium

October 21-22, 2022

General Society of Mechanics 

and Tradesmen

New York City

Bob Frishman, Chairman

 Horology Professional and Scholar

CLICK HERE FOR BOB'S ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATION TO THE NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM'S LOCAL HISTORY GUILD.

CLICK HERE FOR 2021 BIOGRAPHICAL INTERVIEW OF BOB BY REBECCA JOHNSTON OF THE BOSTON ATHENAEUM WHERE BOB IS PROPRIETOR NUMBER 28.

    NEW BOOK COMING SOON!

Bob Frishman's comprehensive fully-illustrated biography of 18th-century Philadelphia clockmaker Edward Duffield will be published this June by the American Philosophical Society.  See book website for details and ordering information.

CLICK HERE FOR THE YOUTUBE RECORDING OF BOB'S FULLY ILLUSTRATED LECTURE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF TIMKEEPING IN EDO-PERIOD JAPAN.