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Antique Equipment Road Show
|Description||CALS Event - Dave Garcelon, PLS will appraise your equipment|
|Number of Days||1|
|Start Time||5:00 PM|
|Location name:||See Web Profile for Details|
Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS)
The Great Surveying Antique Road Show
and CALS General Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 5:00 PM
5:00 PM: Registration, Cocktails and equipment review; 6:30 PM: Dinner;
7:30 PM: Presentation
Location: Chowder Pot Restaurant, 165 Brainard Road, Hartford, CT 06114
Registration Fee: $60, includes, appetizers, dinner, dessert,
and instrument appraisal (based upon a 1st-come 1st-serve basis)
(Photos of equipment with detailed descriptions must be submitted in advance to: JGRacette@aol.com )
More information and registration form: http://www.ctsurveyor.com/
Guest Speaker: David C. Garcelon, PLS, of Harpswell, Maine
Mr. Garcelon is an expert on antique scientific and technological instruments, tools, and ephemera and will be providing free appraisals of your antique equipment as part of his presentation. Some of the items which Mr. Garcelon has appraised in the past include but are not limited to: Compasses, transits, theodolites, chains, microscopes, calculators, slide rules, planimeters, watchmakers' and jewelers' tools, drawing tools, telescopes, octants, sextants, Dory compasses, navigational tools, maps, and reference books.
If you are interested in having an antique item appraised at the CALS General Membership Meeting, register for the event and send detailed photos and a description of the equipment to Mr. Jason G. Racette, PLS and CALS Second Vice President: JGRacette@aol.com. Your information will be forwarded to Mr. Garcelon in preparation for the event.
And Remember to bring your items to the meeting!
You do not have to be a member of the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors to attend this event. All licensed land surveyors, land surveyors-in-training, professional engineers, engineers-in-training, and members of the public are invited to attend. The evening will be more interesting the more instruments we have for Mr. Garcelon to appraise.
Mr.Garcelon has lived in New England all of his life. His family came to America from France in the 1760’s and were among the original settlers of Lewiston, Maine. Garcelon Field at Bates College is named for his great great-grandfather, Alonzo Garcelon, who was Governor of Maine in 1879.
Mr. Garcelon studied Forest Management at the University of Massachusetts and has spent 47 years as a land surveyor and civil engineer in the New England area. He has Professional Surveyor licenses in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. The projects he has worked on include Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project, the Seabrook Nuclear Station, and the 10,000 acre Mt. Washington Hotel/Bretton Woods Ski Area property.
He has served as an expert witness in court cases involving land boundaries in several of New England states, including Maine, where he was responsible for surveying the 93 mile long "Hydro Quebec" transmission line, and has surveyed many properties boundaries in the state. Several years ago Mr. Garcelon made a commitment to donate Garcelon family manuscripts and documents to the Edmund Muskie Library and Archives at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. To date, he has donated over 700 documents dating back to the mid 1700’, and has committed to donating several hundred more documents to the “Garcelon Family Papers”, including all of his research related to his family history. In addition to those donations, he has donated family documents to the Androscoggin Historical Society and the Lovell (Maine) Historical Society.
Approximately 25 years ago, Mr. Garcelon began to compile a research library on the history of surveying, mapping, and surveying instrumentation, and has lectured and written on these subjects. His library now includes over 1700 volumes, thousands of photographs, and over 27 file drawers of research data as well as several thousand electronic files. He continues to add to his library.
Mr. Garcelon has retired and now devotes his time to his research, writing, consulting, lecturing, and selling antique scientific instruments. If you would like to have an appraisal done please submit a photograph, along with a detailed description of the piece to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 27, 2012.
For more information:
Kathy Kurland, Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS)
78 Beaver Road, Wethersfield, CT 06109
T: 860/563-1990, E: email@example.com
Jason G. Racette, PLS: 860-826-2900, JGRacette@aol.com