• 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. bptanguay

    Donn Lathrop webpages

    I've noticed recently that the pages listing tower clock installs is missing. Homepages.sover.net is no longer available. I believe it was maintained by Donn Lathrop who recently passed. Is there some way or someone who has access to this info so it can be posted online once again? I saved some...
  2. bptanguay

    Howard clock from Baldwinville

    I just heard a story about a man in Sterling MA who collects clocks, It is said he has the Howard that once was housed in the Cottages for Children in Baldwinville MA. If this is true, being the President of our local Historical Society, I would enjoy visiting the clock to take pictures and...
  3. bptanguay

    Palmer Mass tower clocks

    Are there any tower clocks in Palmer MA? I noticed the Divine Mercy Parish on Main St. 3 rivers has a tower, but it's boarded up.
  4. bptanguay

    E. Howard Clock Tower Clocks Ledger, Volume 1

    I found this at the Smithsonian site. Is this the Howard record missing from the collection. https://transcription.si.edu/project/6808 It can be downloaded as a pdf to your computer.
  5. bptanguay

    Lost towns of the Quabbin in Massachusetts

    Does anyone have info on the clock once housed in the Enfield Congregational Church. Built in 1786 and scheduled for demolition in 1936 to make way for the Quabbin reservoir. The church was destroyed by fire just before the demolition date. I am curious if the clock was still in it. I couldn't...
  6. bptanguay

    Mainspring needed I Hume Fusee

    I have an I Hume fusee pocket watch in desperate need of a mainspring. 4.4mm wide X .17mm thick X 14 inches long. Anything close would help, not thicker preferred. Thanks Brian
  7. bptanguay

    Omega Jedi 176005 tach bezel

    I'm searching for a tach bezel for this model Omega, anyone out there have one?
  8. bptanguay

    Downtown North Adams Church

    A friend recently went to Downtown North Adams Mass. and noticed a Church with the Steeple on the ground, then the entire Church was taken down in the past few weeks. Was there a tower clock in that Church?
  9. bptanguay

    Safety gear

    With the questionable stairways and ladders (home made) to the tower and the not so safe flooring, does anyone use safety harnesses while working on these tower clocks? I almost fell through the steeple floor opening while grabbing an 8X8 beam to lift myself up only to find out it was just...
  10. bptanguay

    Tower clock in Coventry Vermont

    Located in the center of Coventry, in the Congregational Church this clock dates back to 1840 and was donated by Elijah Cleveland who paid $260.00. It was outfitted with two electric motors quite some time ago by Harmond Hunt of Hamilton MA. It has not run in over 25 years. Can you identify the...
  11. bptanguay

    E. Howard tower clock

    I'm working on an E. Howard and I'm looking for a picture of the back side of the clock to show what is missing. Does anyone have images on this clock?
  12. bptanguay

    1954 chevy car clock

    I have a pin lever car clock with an electric winder mounted on the back. Which forum would be best to post questions on the electrical part of the clock. The pin lever is working fine.
  13. bptanguay

    Bank Street Clock

    I'm looking for info on our downtown street/Bank clock. It hasn't worked in years and there are no instructions on how to adjust it or set it.
  14. bptanguay

    clock dial glass

    Can anyone tell me where to get a piece of glass for my tower clock dial? It is clear and looks like bubble wrap on one side, flat on the other.
  15. bptanguay

    My chain is twisted

    I noticed today, the chain to run the strike in our Howard #2 strike is twisted from pulley to pulley. Is that common, or was it improperly installed? Who knows how long it has been that way, but I counted 4 rotations in the chain. Should I correct it?
  16. bptanguay

    members area E. Howard tower Clock list

    I went to the members area and it looks like all the clocks listed are sold after 1888. is there a list somewhere else that will get the history of tower clocks recorded before 1888? I know of one other list, but it's nothing like the ones listed below. Maybe they only started the hand written...
  17. bptanguay

    Restoring the Howard #2

    You've seen my previous threads on the Howard tower clock going to the Historical Society. Most of the clock is stripped down so I can clean each piece. Polish the steel, and the brass. Some of the painted pieces have lost all of the original paint, some were just painted black. Does anyone...
  18. bptanguay

    E. Howard #2 clock will move into Historical Society for all to see.

    I finally got the call from the Pastor. We will be removing the tower clock from the Church. The Building is sold. The clock will be moved to our local Museum for all visitors to see. Now I have to figure out how to move it. Wish me luck. I'll post pictures. Lots of Pidgeon Poop.
  19. bptanguay

    web cam in the clock tower

    Does anyone have a webcam set up in their clock tower. I would be interested to see one in action. I'm thinking of setting one up.
  20. bptanguay

    Longines 350

    I' m looking for a setting wheel for a Longines 350. I don't have a part number, but if you look at this model, there is a rocker arm with 3 wheels used to go between winding the watch and setting. I need the larger center wheel of the 3. Thanks for searching. If you need a picture, I'll post one.
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