• 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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    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?

    I just picked up the clock on the right and the cases look like they were made by the same person. The dials were made 89 miles apart though. as always I look forward to your input. Thank you din advance!
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    NEW LONG CASE CLOCK FINNEMORE WALKER FALSE PLATE WITH 14" DIAL ANY THOUGHTS?

    Hi everyone I picked this one up today. The dial is large 14" and it's about 89" tall. Any thoughts? Again thank you all in advance!
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    NEED HELP DATING MY NEWLY ACQUIRED SCOTTISH LONG CASE CLOCK

    Hi everyone I bought this Scottish Long case clock yesterday and need help dating it. It seems to me that between 1820-1860 there wasn't much of a change in how these clocks were made. It is 91" tall and the dial is 14". The hood is huge 31". The arch painting is Scottish poet Robert Burns. I...
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    STRANGE LONG CASE CLOCK I FOUND

    Hi everyone. Thankfully I have all of you to help out! This looks to me to be an early 1800's case with a late 1800's Seth Thomas movement. I found this about 30 miles from Thomaston Ct. The dial is odd, enamel on metal and I'm not sure the movement is for a long case clock. The Bob has been...
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    Saved this yesterday from being broken up by sledgehammer

    Saved this one just in time! False plate has name Whitaker on it. Thank you all again in advance.
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    JUST PICKED THIS EARLY LONG CASE CLOCK 98" TALL

    Hi everyone. I don't know a lot about this clock I bought today just that it won't fit in my apartment but it will fit where I'm moving in a few weeks. It is 98" tall, the dial is 11 1/2" wide, and the precious owner said it's Dutch. I'm looking forward to everyone's opinion. Thanks, Chris
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    LONG CASE CLOCK BY ADAMS OF MIDDLEWICH

    Hi everyone. I picked this up earlier in the week. I believe this was made by Thomas Adams of Middlewich who seems to have worked 1782-1795. I would love to hear any observations you may have. The dial is 14" and the clock is 80" tall. As always thank you in advance, Chris
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    Is this an S B Terry Clock

    I have an opportunity to purchase this clock. Is it an SB Terry like the owner says? What year do you all think it is and what would the painted glass look like? As always thank you in advance.
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    New Single Handed Long Case Clock Benjamin Bullock Ayford

    I just purchased this clock yesterday. It's running well and unlike any other clocks I've seen. Please weigh in with any thoughts. As always thank you in advance for taking the time.
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    60" Birmingham Norwich Clock Makers Name Spiers

    HI everyone. I got the light on the dial at the right angle and to my surprise above Birmingham I could make out the makers name Spiers. There may be more letters. I saw a clock maker Morris Spiers that worked in Birmingham inn 1822 which would fit but any other info. would be appreciated. As...
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    This C. Detouche Clock came with my Norwich clock

    This clock also came with the Norwich clock I bought last week. I'd love to learn about it. Thank you in advance.
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    LARGE 60" WALL CLOCK MADE IN BIRMINGHAM PLEASE HELP DATE

    Hi everyone. I just acquired this today. It is huge 60" long and 19" across. I can make out Birmingham but not the maker yet. Thank you in advance as always for all your help!
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    18th Century British Longcase Clock. Please help date it!

    This is the last of my new clocks. It seems to me to have attributes from different periods of the 18th Century. It runs great but the case is really worn. Again thank you to everyone who has taken the time to help educate me about this great hobby/passion.
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    1810 Whiting Dial and movement, Shaker Case?

    Hi everyone. I bought this clock a couple of months ago. The dial and movement have the date of 1810 written on both of them. The case looked unusually simple to me and I saw some similar cases on the Internet that were Shaker clocks. Any thoughts? Thank you as always.
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    New Seth Thomas Long case clock

    Hi everyone. I acquired this clock 2 months ago. It says Seth Thomas Plymouth on the dial. I think the dial and wood movement date to around 1815. Does the style of the case match that time period?
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    Please help identify my long case clock

    I purchased this as an Scottish 1820 clock. My research has it as made anywhere inThe UK and 1790-1860. I'm desperate for some help identifying it! Thank you in advance.

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