Episode 7

20. Horological Society of New York

Jack and a member of the Horological Society
Photograph by Barbara Nitke/HBO

Jack, the VanRhijn’s footman, shows his alarm clock invention to a clock expert from the clockmakers’ society, called the Deutscher Uhrmacher Verein (German Watchmakers Society), in the basement of the Van Rhijn’s home. Founded by German immigrants in March 1866, we now know this organization as THe Horological Society of New York, one of the oldest watchmaking guilds in the country. Since 2015, the Horological Society has been located on the second floor of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library, on Manahttan’s Club Row. Untapped New York Insiders recently got a tour of the library. Check out photos from that trip here!