• 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.

Search results

  1. P

    Solved Slipping ratchet wheels

    Pat here....Being able to take apart a ratchet and repair a click is almost as much fun as finding a long lost relative in a family search.
  2. P

    Solved Slipping ratchet wheels

    Hi shutterbug, I posted a problem a week ago with some photos of a Hubert Herr cuckoo clock with a slipping ratchet wheel. I couldn't find a replacement on line as there were no part numbers on the clock . Not able to buy a new one I was able to repair the worn ratchet wheel. I'm learning slowly...
  3. P

    Solved Slipping ratchet wheels

    After following some tips on the clock repair list I was able the remove the collet from the ratchet wheel Using a small vice grips in stead of a plieirs. I then filed the clip to a sharper point and cleaned and reinstalled the parts. I'm finding that for me repairing broken parts is much...
  4. P

    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    I just checked out the winning bid on Goodwill. The clock went for $67.00. I got out at $21.00. {not counting shipping costs} Thank you all for your advice. You guys are cool. Pat.
  5. P

    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    Thank you all for your inputs. I'll pass on this one. It looks that there is no end to Goodwill clocks. Pat.
  6. P

    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    This is one disease I'm enjoying at my advanced age. Good eyesight and a steady hand would help. Pat PS I got outbid but I still have time. I've been getting my clocks from Goodwill.
  7. P

    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    Thank you guys. It does seem odd that someone would remove the springs and then remount the movement in the case. As an old vaudeville team would say, " I'm dubious". As a newbie since Jan. I've repaired an Ingraham mantel clock and I'm working on a couple of Korean and a Seth Thomas clocks. I...
  8. P

    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    Thank you Uhralt, They show several photos including the back of the movement but not the front where I would see the springs. I tried transferring the photo but I'm having trouble doing that.
  9. P

    Seth Thomas Winding Issue Question

    Pat Enright here, My question has nothing about the above. I apologize, but I don't know where to enter it. I'm bidding on a Seth Thomas mantel clock that the key turns on all three arbors but doesn't wind any of them. I can understand one but not all of them. I need some help, please. Thanks...
  10. P

    Slipping main springs on arbor

    Sorry about my lack of photos as my camera is on the fritz. Another skill that I'm lacking. Pat
  11. P

    Slipping main springs on arbor

    Thank you, guys. I pried the innerspring to make the hook stand out more and did the trick. I also made the springs opposite each other. And yes that's the ship's bell that I started to work on. The main time wheel had so many broken teeth that I'm trying to find a wheel the same size and teeth...
  12. P

    Slipping main springs on arbor

    I'm back. I was able to secure the arbor to the spring. All's well. I'll continue putting this sucker together. I got a few clunkers from eBay to practice on and it will keep me busy until the coronavirus is over.
  13. P

    Slipping main springs on arbor

    I'm working on my 2nd clock movement. {The first is my Seth Thomas ship's bell movement which I can't find a main wheel replacement} It's a E.Ingerham 1924 movement. In reassembling it I believe the arbor is not catching the end of the spring. Please forgive me if I'm not explaining myself...
  14. P

    Seth Thomas ships bell how long do they run ?

    Thank you RC. It was just a thought by a rookie. I'll do it the right way. There are no short cuts in clock repairs. It's a learning process and I hope to improve.
  15. P

    Seth Thomas ships bell how long do they run ?

    Pat here, I made a very tight brass screw fit into the train arbor hole and am waiting for my order of mm drills. I have no bushes so I'm using brass wood screws. Is it ok to plug the bush holes with brass plugs and drill the pivot holes to accept the pivots? Right now I only have this one clock...
  16. P

    Seth Thomas ships bell how long do they run ?

    Thanks for all your help. That should keep me busy for some time. Take care...Pat
  17. P

    Seth Thomas ships bell how long do they run ?

    Thankyou Uhralt. I replaced the missing tooth on the main time wheel and I'm ready to repair the bushes. I'm not sure if I'm breaking any rules but where can I buy bushes and parts? I understand if you are unable to answer that question. The time side great wheel hole is 9/16 long. It's oval...
  18. P

    Seth Thomas ships bell how long do they run ?

    Pat here, Thanks to Joe Collins spring winder that I finished I got the spring out of the holder {thing} The arbor hole is oval, { this was the arbor sway that I mentioned before}, both springs seem to be set, all four arbor plate holes need bushings, }It seems that they never were bushed from...
  19. P

    Seth Thomas ships bell how long do they run ?

    It's only the time side now that I'm trying to correct. Once I get it running I'll work on the strick side. Some of the teeth are slightly bent and I suspect they will snap off so I feel I need a new wheel. Which getting one might be slim and none.
Know Your NAWCC Forums Rules!
RULES & GUIDELINES

Find member

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
163,515
Messages
1,420,852
Members
84,916
Latest member
Gsader
Encyclopedia Pages
1,101
Total wiki contributions
2,857
Last edit
Aurora's 15 Ruby Jewel Movements by Greg Frauenhoff

514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512

Phone: 717-684-8261

Contact the Webmaster for perceived copyright infringement (DMCA Registration Number 1010287).

Copyright © National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc (A 501c3 non-profit corporation). All Rights Reserved.

The NAWCC is dedicated to providing association services, promoting interest in and encouraging the collecting of clocks and watches including disseminating knowledge of the same.