• Important Executive Director Announcement from the NAWCC

    The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.

    Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.

    Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.

    Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.

    Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia

    You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

Recent content by Chris Klausen

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    long case clock maker

    Here's the clock I have and it's by William Womersley. Mine is also a former 30 day with an 1880 Seth Thomas 8 day movement. The case is also modified like yours.
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    FOUND THIS BRASS DIAL LONG CASE CLOCK YESTERDAY WITH MOST ORNATE CASE I'VE SEEN

    Thanks Richard.Here's some pictures the back of the dial.
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    FOUND THIS BRASS DIAL LONG CASE CLOCK YESTERDAY WITH MOST ORNATE CASE I'VE SEEN

    Thanks Jeremy. You're right! The dial is notched. Can you tell me why they replaced movements back then? Like I said I think the movement is 1880's which is the same time they would have added the carvings to the case. I wonder if the movement wore out or whether it was part of an overall...
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    FOUND THIS BRASS DIAL LONG CASE CLOCK YESTERDAY WITH MOST ORNATE CASE I'VE SEEN

    Thank you. So you feel it's an English case? As I did my research today I was turning away from my thought that it was German and also thinking it's English.
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    FOUND THIS BRASS DIAL LONG CASE CLOCK YESTERDAY WITH MOST ORNATE CASE I'VE SEEN

    Yes. I'm just hoping that there's a chance the dial and case started out life together. If that's true I'd feel a lot better about the later movement. Thanks for replying.
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    FOUND THIS BRASS DIAL LONG CASE CLOCK YESTERDAY WITH MOST ORNATE CASE I'VE SEEN

    I agree. It's a beautiful clock but I was obviously very disappointed after driving 4 hours to pick it up. I didn't pay much, the owner was very nice but didn't know anything about clocks. Thank you
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    FOUND THIS BRASS DIAL LONG CASE CLOCK YESTERDAY WITH MOST ORNATE CASE I'VE SEEN

    Hi everyone. Just looking for some insight into this clocks possible history. I believe It's an 18th century English dial by William Womersley. The case looks German to me and sadly when I got there I discovered the movement is a later Seth Thomas 1880's?. In those days did Germany import...
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    PLEASE HELP I JUST PICKED UP THIS SINGLE HAND LONG CASE CLOCK THAT LOOKS JUST LIKE MY OTHER ONE, WHY?

    The clock is working fine without this piece so maybe it affects the bell?
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    PLEASE HELP I JUST PICKED UP THIS SINGLE HAND LONG CASE CLOCK THAT LOOKS JUST LIKE MY OTHER ONE, WHY?

    I'll research what "at the dial" means tonight. thanks! Wow single handed painted dial clocks I had no idea. Ok now you guys are going to realize how little I know after this question? This was rattling around in the movement. The hammer for striking the bell was stuck but freed up after this...

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