Dr. Ronald Frank - Guest Columnist - Automotive Dash Clocks
Dr. Ronald Frank, M.D., is a urologic surgeon practicing in New Jersey. A chance encounter with some automobile timepieces at a local show some 20 years ago led him to begin to amass an impressive collection of these devices and gradually become a leading authority on the subject. Reflecting a fusion of his appreciation for automobiles and wind-up spring-driven clocks, Dr. Frank’s enthusiasm for automotive timepieces led to articles for a number of media outlets, including a feature in the Wall Street Journal.
Some of Dr. Frank's Articles:
Issue #15 Mar/Apr 2021
A Hobby whose time has come: The Mechanical Automobile Clock (1900-1960)
The evolution of mechanical automobile clocks runs parallel or in tandem to early automotive history. The beginning of the 20th century marked the gradual extinction of the horse-drawn carriage and the rise and dominance of the internal combustion engine. The automobile industry was moving at lightning speed.