• 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. mlschlot

    Junghans "Cuckoo" Mantle Clock Dating.

    Just finished rebuilding a somewhat neglected Junghans "Cuckoo" Mantle clock. This is a real gem compared to the mass produced Regula and Herbert Herr cuckoo clocks that typically come through the door. Has anyone run across one of these who can put an approximate date of manufacture to it...
  2. mlschlot

    Barrel Bound Mainspring?

    I was reading an old article in the May, 1996 edition of the "Horological Times" discussing mainspring inspection and maintenance. In the article one of the faults listed in the mainspring inspection topic was "barrel bound". However, the author never explained what this meant. I've never...
  3. mlschlot

    Moebius Synthetic Clock Mainspring Grease?

    Without going into my reasons, I've been slowly switching over to using only Moebius synthetic oils for clock and watch applications. The one place I haven't made the switch is clock mainspring grease. I've reviewed the Moebius technical sheets for their synthetic greases and think their 9550...
  4. mlschlot

    Assistance Needed for Repair of a Herschede 9-Tube Chiming Clock

    I have been contacted by a lady in Dadeville, Alabama whose Herschede 9-tube hall clock has broken a weight cable. As I am located some 230 miles away from Dadeville, she is a tad outside my service area. The NAWCC Business Directory doesn't contain any listings for Montgomery / Auburn. Does...
  5. mlschlot

    I Need to Examine a Chelsea 12" Wardroom Clock

    Does anyone own, or can put me in contact with someone who has a Chelsea 12" 'Wardroom' clock that I could travel to, examine, photograph, and take measurements of their clock's bezel? I am currently restoring a 1919 Chelsea 12" 'Wardroom' clock, which needs a new bezel. The original part is...
  6. mlschlot

    Ansonia Key?

    Just found this US #6 key. Did Ansonia ever use this style? If so, was it for a specific clock model or during a specific time frame in Ansonia's history? I'm use to finding labeled and unlabeled keys whose wing shape matches that of the logo reproduction keys that have been available for...
  7. mlschlot

    Who Painted This Picture???

    I was dismayed to learn of Tom Moberg's retirement, but also happy for him. I greatly admire his work, and am fortunate enough to have several of his tablets adorning clocks I've restored. I wish he and his wife well in their future endeavors. While looking at the work of various artists...
  8. mlschlot

    Schatz Triple Chime Shutoff

    I recently finished overhauling a sweet little 80's vintage Schatz Bracket clock with triple chimes. Eleven bushings across all three trains and a lot of tweaking on the chime cylinder later, the clock is running like a North Dakota nose in February, chiming and striking properly. Here's the...
  9. mlschlot

    Mainsprings for Schatz 2-Jewel Ships Bell

    I have two Schatz ship's bell clocks with the 2-jewel (14400 BPH) movement that I recently overhauled. The mainsprings and barrels were completely cleaned, greased and repacked as part of the complete movement rebuild. Both clocks have been running like a nose since completing the work, except...
  10. mlschlot

    Repair Info for a German Perpetual Calendar Clock

    I've been slowly working on this 1880's vintage German perpetual calendar clock I came across. I haven't been able to determine anything in the way of the maker's name. An old sticker in the case states the clock was brought back from Rotenburg (near Hamburg), Germany in 1968. There is no...
  11. mlschlot

    Ansonia Swing Clock Statue Finishes

    Using Tran Du Ly's "Ansonia Clocks & Watches" as my reference, have the various statue patinas (Syrian Bronze, Art Nouveau, Barbedienne, Verde, etc) listed on pages 701, 703 - 705, and 707 ever been cataloged and cross-referenced to color photographs illustrating the appearance and specific...
  12. mlschlot

    Trying to ID a West German Movement

    I have a nice little West Germany vintage bracket/carriage clock that somewhere along the line had it's original movement replaced with a quartz movement. The clock originally had an eight day time and strike movement (2 train) with the arbor spacing as follows: Arbor to Arbor = 50mm, Arbor...
  13. mlschlot

    Asa Munger Questions

    I just scored a 1829 Asa Munger Ironing Board top mantel clock at auction today. However, it's missing both weights. I have some questions: What do the original weights look like and how much should they weigh? Were the weights hung using compound pulleys, or did each train have a single...
  14. mlschlot

    Guardier 15 Jewel Disassembly

    I have a Guardier 15 Jewel 51mm (22.6 ligne) movement I'm trying to disassemble for cleaning. I have everything down with no problem except for the center shaft bridge plate. It looks to me like the handset stem has to be removed in order to remove the bridge plate, but I'm not seeing a way to...
  15. mlschlot

    Ansonia Swing Arm Refinishing

    I have an Ansonia swing arm assembly I'm beginning a full restoration on, but have a question (probably the first of many). How do you remove the vertical outer rods from there spacing blocks so they can be re-nickled? On examination, it looks to me like the rods were inserted into the blocks...
  16. mlschlot

    Help Identifying This Ansonia Statue Mantle Clock

    This one doesn't show up in any of my identification guides. Appears to be an all original Ansonia on cast iron base. The seated figure has his right hand resting on the hilt of his sword. Sorry for the poor photo quality. Any help is greatly appreciated. -- Mike
  17. mlschlot

    Chelsea Dial Streaking

    Over the years I've seen numerous Chelsea marine and banjo clocks with black streaking on the dials (painted and plated) presumably caused by someone trying to clean the dial at some point, and dissolving the wax(?) used to fill the numbers. I recently acquired a 6" bell with the same...
  18. mlschlot

    Seth Thomas #20 Weight Information Needed for Restoration

    I recently found a Seth Thomas #20 regulator that I'm in the process of restoring. The clock is in running condition, but several parts have been changed out or lost: the Pendulum stick, Weight, and Pulley. I believe I have the original pendulum stick hardware, but I'd like to confirm that...
  19. mlschlot

    Zenith 30 Day Fusee Gallery Clock

    I'm working on a 1960s vintage Zenith 30 Day "Gallery" clock with fusee movement. The platform escapement speed adjuster is broken off, but the 11 jewel platform otherwise appears to be undamaged. I think I can adapt an adjuster from an old Waltham movement, but the clock is currently running...
  20. mlschlot

    Chelsea Deck Clock with Strange Opening in the Dial

    Just picked up a 4" Chelsea deck clock with a matte-trim, rectangular slot cut through the dial, between the center shaft and winding arbor, covered over with clear tape. The serial number (122958) of the case and movement date it to 1918. I'm guessing this was some type of specialty...

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