• 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. THTanner

    Wondering about the maker of this clock - German I suspect VO on the dial

    Thanks so much - that is great history for the owner. This clock hung on the wall in his mother's house in Finland for the last 20 years not running. He knew none of the history. When his mother died two years ago it was shipped to him along with other items and arrived broken. It is now...
  2. THTanner

    Wondering about the maker of this clock - German I suspect VO on the dial

    Thanks so much - that is great history for the owner. This clock hung on the wall in his mother's house in Finland for the last 20 years not running. He knew none of the history. When his mother died two years ago it was shipped to him along with other items and arrived broken. It is now...
  3. THTanner

    Wondering about the maker of this clock - German I suspect VO on the dial

    Thanks - I will bookmark Mikrolisk - great resource
  4. THTanner

    Wondering about the maker of this clock - German I suspect VO on the dial

    Does anyone know the maker of this clock? It was shipped to a customer from Finland and arrived damaged. He has had it in a box for 2 years and decided to get it repaired. There is a 34 stamped into the wood frame of the door and the V in an O on the dial. The door hinges are stamped...
  5. THTanner

    Attaching cables on grandfather Ridgeway?

    If you look up under the seat board at the bottom of the movement you will see an eyelet where each of the cables goes. the eyelet looks kind of like ====0 - you slip the end of the cable up through the hole and then slide it into the slot. you might need to release a bit more cable to be...
  6. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    Thanks Shutter - I contacted David and ordered the DVD. He said it won't show all the steps, but enough to make one and know what matters. He also had a .67 verge to send me so I have one working example to toy with and to copy. A bit more clarity on whatever this is. The upper right wheel -...
  7. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    Thanks Shutter - I contacted David and ordered the DVD. He said it won't show all the steps, but enough to make one and know what matters. He also had a .67 verge to send me so I have one working example to toy with and to copy. A bit more clarity on whatever this is. The upper right wheel -...
  8. THTanner

    Need Pendulum Specs for Pinwheel Novelty Cuckoo

    Usually this is what they have - you may have to work on the length - but I have found this item to work as shipped https://timesavers.com/i-8946936-wood-novelty-pendulum-3-4-x-7-3-4.html
  9. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    I had a suggestion that it might be a modified movement to time lock a vault and the upper right wheel somehow allowed control of the vault locking. Still no idea about the wheel on the lower left. When the wheel in the upper right blocks the strike function (there is no strike hammer in the...
  10. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    They are out of both of those - I have them on back order - but there is no time line or way to know if or when. They are also out of pallet jewels and a whole lot of other items in the catalog that are no longer really there. Apparently the online order system looks at real inventory pretty...
  11. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    Thanks - that helps a lot. I found an old Ingraham in the bone pile with a verge intact that matches your photo, but it is for a much larger EW and is also for the wrong side. It looks like most of the verges that I can find online to buy are for recoils and only one end is bent. On what I...
  12. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    Apparently half deadbeat verges are not commonly sold. Timesavers has one and it is right handed while I need a left handed. Also it is .78 inches between the pallets and I need .67. So I guess I will be modifying a verge to be a half deadbeat, or perhaps making one fresh from a blank strip...
  13. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    There is another modification between the plates that I have yet to fully understand. The count hook is lifted up more than it is lifted normally for the strike sequence and at the higher level it blocks the strike from happening. Part of the modification is that it lifts the stop lever high...
  14. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    The EW has 27 teeth so I think the pallets should span 7 teeth? The table on Tmesavers says 8 teeth for 30-39 tooth EW Half deadbeat would be nice - will try a couple and see
  15. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    Thanks - did the check - and is dead beat. Will measure for 6 or 7 teeth and set one up
  16. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    I think the upper right wheel was an attempt to make a nigh time silence function. That wheel is driven by the hour and has a lever that spans over to the count lever and raises it to prevent the strike from occurring. Of course that would mean the strike would have to be allowed to continue...
  17. THTanner

    Unusual Ingraham movement questions

    I bought this Ingraham movement at auction just because I have never seen one similar. There are two extra wheel in front of the front plate. The one in the upper right has multiple holes for pins with two of the holes containing pins. The wheel in the lower left has its own click and ratchet...
  18. THTanner

    Ansonia Crystal Regulator 5 1/4 back plate pinion failure assistance needed

    Good suggestions - but the main issue is that the pivot is too short and does not get close enough to the surface to stake it properly. The pinion seems to have been dealt with more than once and is in pretty bad shape including damaged teeth. This arbor has a wheel and pinion staked in place...
  19. THTanner

    Ansonia Crystal Regulator 5 1/4 back plate pinion failure assistance needed

    Thanks Bruce - that is pretty much what I had concluded, but was wondering about other options. The pivot is at least 1/64th short of clearing the surface and that is when it is right up against the plate which is not a good thing. This same arbor has a wheel and a pinion staked on the other...
  20. THTanner

    Ansonia Crystal Regulator 5 1/4 back plate pinion failure assistance needed

    This Ansonia crystal regulator came in with the complaint that it would quit every 3 or 4 days, the hour hand seemed to do whatever it wanted, and the strike count made no sense at all. When they set the clock down a little pinion was laying on the floor inside the case. In the photos you can...

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