• 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.

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    Haller Quartz "400 day" desk clock

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    American American Clock Co wiring diagram

    I have in for repair an American Clock Co. wall clock with the "stick" movement (B3740) that has had some amateur "repairs" to all the wiring. I have looked at Goodrich's The Modern Clock section on this clock but there are no in-depth wiring diagrams for the coils. I've attached 3 pics of...
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    Hampden Pocket Watch

    I am looking for an hour hand or pair of proper hands (such as whip and spade) for a Hampden 23j No. 104, OF, LS. If the hands from a Wm McKinley or other Hampden model will work, please let me know. Many thanks. Al Stevenson
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    A few questions about clock makers.

    I'm trying to find some information for a fellow NAWCC member about a banjo type clock with a name of Robert Foster on the dial. There is a person by that name listed as a clock or watch maker in the UK, but I suspect that this clock is American made, and may be a one-of-a-kind custom made case...
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    Ansonia "LENSET" electric clock.

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    Need Ansonia going train parts.

    I have an early Ansonia mantle movement that needs a longer minute shaft and going train to match. The movement is of the pre-1881 style with squared-off corners (not the arch-plate design). The minute shaft needed should be about 3 1/2" long from the top of the back plate to the end of the...
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    Help! New escape wheel for ST

    I have in for repair a ST 'Santa Fe' with the 1875 patent lyre 8 day spring movement that someone replaced the original escape wheel with a new one (presumably made in India) that is out of round and the clock stops periodically. It has been cleaned, rebushed, etc, and everything looks ok...
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    Question about Schatz 'ELEXACTA' swing clock

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    Sessions electric motor needed for Mastercrafters clock.

    I am restoring a Mastercrafters electric swinging doll clock and need a new old stock or rebuilt Sessions motor to fit the movement. This motor is the one with three mounting lugs on the face of the motor itself. If you don't have one of these motors, do you know of anyone that does, or where I...
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    Need mainsprings for 30 hr. Brewster & Ingraham movement

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    Mastercrafters Swinging Doll Movement wanted

    I need a NOS or very good used and working movement for a Mastercrafters double swinging doll clock. If you have a complete movement minus the motor and the lower attachment that swings the dolls, that would be acceptable too if it is in very good and working condition. Any help would be...
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    Need pic of Gilbert No. 10 wall regulator

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    E N Welch Empire Clock Question

    Does anyone own, or has run across, an Empire clock like this one with carved columns? It was made by E N Welch, Forestville, CT in the period 1856-1864. I have researched all the available Ly books and many auction and sale catalogues of antique clocks (old and new), and I have yet to see a...
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    HELP! Anyone ever work on one of these?

    This is an Elgin "400 day" type clock made by Haller in Germany. From the pics you can see the mainspring, movement, and adjustable torsion pendulum. I have cleaned the movement and polished pivots, burnished pivot holes, etc. It does have power to the escapement, BUT, not enough to keep the...
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    Help needed with Self Winding Clock

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    Seth Thomas Parts wanted

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    ALERT: Craigslist Scam

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    Help! Need Sessions Store Regulator Dial

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    General Electric/Telechron rotor needed

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    Current address for Tom Moberg

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