Thomas Edison’s inventions, vintage fishing lures highlight 39th annual Round Lake Antiques Festival

ROUND LAKE, N.Y. – The Victorian village of Round Lake, N.Y., once again plays host to the much-anticipated Round Lake Antiques Festival, June 25-26, 2011. Introduced 39 years ago as a fundraiser for the local library, the show continued to grow, garnering interest from dealers across New York State, soon adding dealers from New England, Canada and beyond.
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Important museum exhibit celebrates clockwork toys, toys, music boxes and automatons

Clockwork mechanisms are everywhere. Clockworks are powered by a coiled spring and regulated by some form of escapement; the power is transmitted through toothed gear wheels and for centuries has driven a variety of things, including complicated clocks, toys, music boxes, and automatons. The National Watch & Clock Museum has opened its exhibit of the clockwork mechanism, a device that has greatly influenced the operation of everyday items.
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