A relatively small group of a dozen or so Boston-area timepieces have received intermittent attention in the literature over the years. Often extolled for both their rarity and for the refined quality of their workmanship, it is less frequently acknowledged how paradoxical that is; if they are so good, why aren't there more of them?
David Wood, curator of the Concord Museum, will closely examine six examples of the diamond head timepiece, about half of all that survive, in a slide presentation. The aim is to distinguish between the two principal groups (Boston and Concord), and to consider what relationship the form has to Willard's timepiece. Please call and reserve your spot, as space is limited.
Free with Museum admission.