• 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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    ST Regulator 2 Reissue Escapement Replacement

    Here are 2 more short videos. One shows entrance and other exit pallet. i think perhaps exit pallet angle is too shallow and is causing recoil? Entry Pallet Exit pallet
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    ST Regulator 2 Reissue Escapement Replacement

    One more try Clock running on test stand
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    ST Regulator 2 Reissue Escapement Replacement

    Here is the video link Verge and Escape Wheel
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    ST Regulator 2 Reissue Escapement Replacement

    Here is a video of the clock running. I tried for closeups of the verge and escapement wheel. Verge and Escape Wheel
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    ST Regulator 2 Reissue Escapement Replacement

    I've been struggling with a Reissue of the Number 2 Regulator. The primary issue is that the clock will not run dependably has had a small pendulum arc. I polished pivots and rebushed a few pivots. I got it so that it would run on the test stand without hands but not with the hands in place...
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    Ansonia 8 Day Shelf Clock

    Thanks to all for the help on this. I looked the count wheel over very closely and found no deformed teeth. I carefully bent the strike lever just a bit so that it would drop closer to center of the 8 notch and voila. It works fine. I really appreciate the insight of the group. It has...
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    Ansonia 8 Day Shelf Clock

    Thanks. Do you mean the tooth that is engaged to move the wheel to the one count notch. On this clock the tooth that is engaged is 8 teeth away from where the lever is dropping. I will look the wheel over carefully for bent or damaged teeth and keep you posted. Will keep my files in the tool...
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    Ansonia 8 Day Shelf Clock

    Greetings, I'm currently working on an Ansonia 8 day shelf clock movement. Unusual in my limited experience, it is an 8 day 3 wheel clock. The count wheel for the strike is advanced by on pin protruding from the lantern pinion on the second wheel. Working well now except it won't drop in...
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    Boston Clock Crystal Regulator

    Taper pin posts are at 3 ,7 and 11. They are on the front plate of 3 and I am don't think they'd be accessible even with gong removed. Here is another post with an attempted closeup of one of the posts. Also note the thin wire that goes from middle through the front plate. No idea of function
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    Boston Clock Crystal Regulator

    There are 3 posts with taper pins. The odd thing is that the bezel turns freely. I thought it might be threaded but it turns and turns. There is a bracket screwed to the top of the case which extends down and I believe the movement is attached by screws that go front the front through the...
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    Boston Clock Crystal Regulator

    A friend asked me to look at her Boston Clock crystal regulator. It is a beautiful clock and I think the problem is a simple one. The click on the strike barrel has fallen off and sits in the case. My challenge is how to remove the movement from the case. I can't figure it out. I'm...
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    ST 89 AL Suspension Adjustment

    Thanks to all for the helpful suggestions. The insights of the group are just great. I'm feeling optimistic for the first time on this clock. I never noticed that the chops video had a convex side. When that piece is lowered there is some play and probably energy loss. I also will shoot a...
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    ST 89 AL Suspension Adjustment

    Here are a couple photos of the clock running. I attempted a video also which is here. . A bit more history. I disassembled and rebushed and polished pivots about a year ago and this basket case (movement really was in a berry basket) ran very well. Much sentimental value as this was an attic...
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    ST 89 AL Suspension Adjustment

    Good morning, Novice here working on a Seth Thomas Tambour clock with 89AL movement. After cleaning movement and some rebushing clock runs fairly well. Problem is that it will only run if the sliding suspension spring adjuster is all the way up. If I try to regulate speed by lowering...
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    Removing Calendar CLock Hand

    Greetings, Just purchased a Seth Thomas parlor #2 calendar with the Andrews calendar movement. Am trying to set the calenadar and having difficulty. The instructions suggest the tip of a knife to move the rollers. They appear to be locked regardless of where the lift lever is. I only need...
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    Ithaca Calendar Clock movement

    Greetings, Just bought an Ithaca Number 7 Cottage Shelf Clock. The clock is running well. My challenge is with the calendar movement. The day of the month advances fine but the day of the week wheel often moves 2 days instead of one. My impression is that the wheel moves too freely so...
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    Precleaning very dirty movements

    I'm starting work on a 30 hour American movement and it is filthy. Any suggestions on how to remove major amounts of grease and oil from lantern pinions and wheels. i thought I read about using brake cleaner but thought I should ask BEFORE trying. Thanks John
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    Pivot replacement gone bad

    Many thanks. That makes sense and I can do it. I was trying to imagine how to center hole and centering the new pivot really is the critical part.
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    Pivot replacement gone bad

    i am a newbie and am looking for tips on undoing damage of a previous repair. This is a 30 hour weight driven shelf clock. One pivot must have been broken off and the arbor was drilled for a new pivot. It appears the hole was drilled freehand and that it is not centered. Is there a way I can...

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