• 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. klokwiz

    watchman station clock?

    guys, that was very helpful. I found a website about their products showing this clock. I don't know how to link https://www.smow.com/blog/2019/07/time-freedom-and-control-the-legacy-of-johannes-burk-the-uhrenindustriemuseum-villingen-schwenningen/
  2. klokwiz

    watchman station clock?

    Hi, I have acquired this clock and would like help identifying it and verifying what it is and how it works. I am unfamiliar with the makers mark hopefully someone has seen it before. I believe this is a watchman's station clock to verify he has completed his rounds. it appears to be missing a...
  3. klokwiz

    center wheel cannon post repair

    I agree but it is swiss and so far no luck with spares. Joe
  4. klokwiz

    center wheel cannon post repair

    Hi, I am looking for someone who can help repair a broken cannon pinion post. I am assuming it is much like a pivot repair. thanks, joe.
  5. klokwiz

    glass for GF clock hood

    John, Bruce is right you need to replace it with period correct "old" glass often referred to as "wavy" since if you look sideways at it it is not flat like modern glass. It will also have various imperfections such as small air bubbles. The putty I am familiar with that best replicates the...
  6. klokwiz

    This Just In

    I can't understand if 70% of the population doesn't want to change the time why we are still doing it? seems like the definition of insanity. Joe
  7. klokwiz

    Clock 8 day clock weights 2 1/2 squre 4 plus pounds

    need pair of weights for triple decker. could be 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 any height PM me thanks
  8. klokwiz

    Ansonia movement ID and help with spring work

    hi, here's the update. I took a look at the spring barrels. The barrel cap came right off with a little pry at edge, and also fit back on well so not a s flimsy as it looked at first. I did not remove the springs because I did not have an arbor I could use temporarily. Since it was my clock I...
  9. klokwiz

    Ansonia movement ID and help with spring work

    so you agree that I will need to make a temporary winding arbor to service the springs?
  10. klokwiz

    Ansonia movement ID and help with spring work

    RC, there are two gears that go over barrel arbor that are wound by another central gear with key lug. Sorry I did not take a photo of complete movement before taking apart. Yes it is unusual both the arbors and barrel caps. Joe
  11. klokwiz

    Ansonia Clock Co. "Old Ironsides" info on production

    USS Constitution - USS Constitution Museum this is the info from website not sure how tomake link Explore The Collection Ship Portraits / USS Constitution click on this this is the area it is in apparently the navy commissioned thepainting to raise money for restoration of the...
  12. klokwiz

    Ansonia Clock Co. "Old Ironsides" info on production

    Thanks, RM. still holding out hope of finding Ansonia info on this one. but the well seems pretty dry. Joe PS RM just explored the website you posted. I may have found something. Bruce asked in an earlier post about why they would need permission from the navy. The etching is an exact copy of...
  13. klokwiz

    Ansonia movement ID and help with spring work

    Hi, working on this as apart of complete clock cleanup. 1) I am trying to ID the year this movement was made if possible or at lease a range. It is a double spring time only with a center sweep seconds. 2) want advice on proper method of removing springs from barrel. since there is no key...
  14. klokwiz

    additional thoughts on parting out clocks on ebay

    Agreed, parting out a perfectly acceptable whole clock is heresy. Parting out wrecks no issue we can use parts. Joe
  15. klokwiz

    Ansonia Clock Co. "Old Ironsides" info on production

    Guys, Thanks for the interest. I feel the movement to be of older manufacture. The construction of case is high quality with dove tail or rather biscuit type joints of old style. I will post more photos as I proceed. I think the movement will probably date the piece. It does not look made up...
  16. klokwiz

    Ansonia Clock Co. "Old Ironsides" info on production

    Hi, I am only assuming it had to be pre 1929. The clock is complete here are photos of movement sorry it is already apart. It has a double spring barrel wit sweep seconds. one photo shows maker mark and identifying numbers, Joe. I also wondered if it might not have been made specifically for...
  17. klokwiz

    Clock tablet in three pieces--possible to put back together?

    Jim, Thank you! John, the missing piece can be replaced by cutting one to fit. it will not be perfect but can be very close and the epoxy will fill the gaps. then you can repair design on new glass. there is a post here recently about a reverse glass restoration of a titanic painting well...
  18. klokwiz

    Ansonia "old Ironsides" dial cleanup

    hi, picked up this clock at an auction. was not sure how the dial was going to turn out, but it worked out well. I had hoped to remove all the tarnish and corrosive damage but there is still some that was too deep to remove safely. The brass dial is etched then filled with a black and protected...
  19. klokwiz

    Conserving a Reverse Glass Painting

    Very nice video lots of great information and gives appreciation of the work involved. Joe

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