• 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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  1. oldcat61

    Sharp Leighton floor clock date and information please

    Congrats on your purchase/adoption. I would done the same; better than to leave it with unworthy owners. Keep us posted. Sue
  2. oldcat61

    Please help, could this be my first pure American grandfather clock?

    Not quite sure, did you buy this yet?
  3. oldcat61

    Please help, could this be my first pure American grandfather clock?

    Before anyone jumps on me, that's not a heat vent, just a fresh air intake for the furnace.
  4. oldcat61

    Please help, could this be my first pure American grandfather clock?

    The current prices are so sad. Last year we "rescued" a late 1770s brass dial , Selkirk Scotland. Perfect shape but on its way to Goodwill for $400. Didn't even haggle the price since it was for charity. Didn't have room for another big clock but it felt like a puppy to be saved.
  5. oldcat61

    Sharp Leighton floor clock date and information please

    Really like the proportions. Has the case been stripped?
  6. oldcat61

    Requesting assistance with identifying Scottish Longcase (white dial) - 19th or early 20th century

    And we never get tired of good pix. More of the dial & case details. I have 2 Scottish brass dials, one from Dumbarton & the other from Selkirk. Earlier than your white dial, circa 1775 -1780. Sue
  7. oldcat61

    Requesting assistance with identifying Scottish Longcase (white dial) - 19th or early 20th century

    You will get more info/feedback if you change the title of your post. The words Hall Clock will cause some to scroll by. Try Scottish Longcase instead. Might add white dial to your search.
  8. oldcat61

    Show us your Half hour markers on brass dials

    About when did half hour markers stop? Would the time frame be different in Scotland? Just curious, both my brass dials are apparently too late ( 1775-80)
  9. oldcat61

    Backwards - Scottish long case

    BTW, I love the banding on the door. More pictures for sure!
  10. oldcat61

    Backwards - Scottish long case

    You might want to add "Scottish longcase" to the title of your post. There are several members with at least one Scottish clock who might click on your post with more info. And please share more photos. Sue
  11. oldcat61

    “A. Bruce, Manchester” Tall Clock ?

    What's the rest of the clock look like?
  12. oldcat61

    Information on John Key -Dumbarton LC's clock

    Somehow I missed your post! Do you still have it? I have more info on John Key if it would help.
  13. oldcat61

    James Cameron, Selkirk, Scottish Long Case Info Sought

    Did a quick image search: antiques-atlas.com has good photos from a Cameron they're listing. Might help you with the hand style.
  14. oldcat61

    James Cameron, Selkirk, Scottish Long Case Info Sought

    I also have a long case marked Selkirk, but an earlier brass dial. Samuel Russel. Wonder what the history of clockmaking was in that area. It was in good shape: needed cleaning, new gut, finials & my husband made a piece for the strike. Paid $400 at a charity Facebook listing. Didn't want to...
  15. oldcat61

    American Help I.D. this maker

    There is a long thread on Scottish brass dials. Yours looks like a cousin to my John Key clock made not far away in Dumbarton. How about some case photos?
  16. oldcat61

    English Sam Whalley Longcase

    Would love to see more photos, especially details of the dial. Did you find the correct hands?
  17. oldcat61

    American Help a Newbie Out? Mahogany Longcase

    I was calling my side openings frets. Not fond of the ones on the front of some hoods. Just in love with the thistle frets of Mr. Key. He must have been very proud to be a Scot. As for the sound, let it ring! I don't think I could sleep without something ticking. Always bothers me when we stay...
  18. oldcat61

    American Help a Newbie Out? Mahogany Longcase

    That was one of my questions. On my clock with the thistle frets( John Key, Dumbarton), the wood is very delicate. I can see someone replacing with glass. On my clock, that would be complicated, as the side "lites" are not a simple rectangle. Mr. Key must have really liked the thistle frets...
  19. oldcat61

    American Help a Newbie Out? Mahogany Longcase

    Our Scottish longcase with side sound frets might be considered loud but I love the tone. It's in our dining room & I swear the bell makes the whole room vibrate. I wonder if some had silk at first & when it faded was replaced with glass. May have to do with style as the one with frets is very...
  20. oldcat61

    American Help a Newbie Out? Mahogany Longcase

    Ralph, I wasn't questioning the spelling, just curious why some are glass & others open with paper or silk. If the side openings are glass, how does the beautiful bell tone get out? I've seen frets sometimes on the hood.Thanks for the info, Sue

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