• 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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    New Haven Calendar clock

    I can see that the pin and wheel tooth position need to be in a position that it encounters the tooth at just below the tip of the tooth above the pin, so It won't let the wheel/detent past so as to go further than just the one day? Hope that make sense. I think I may have achieved this...
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    New Haven Calendar clock

    I'm getting closer, now it moves 1 1/2 days on the calendar hand. I'm thinking the gear is not meshing correctly. Think the pin is not mid point on the calendar gear? Looks like I will need to fiddle a bit more to get it right?
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    New Haven Calendar clock

    Thanks, That is what I Found was wrong in the earlier thread. I realized the pawl was pushed behind the wheel. Now that is corrected it moves the date twice, but not at the same time, so I assume that the pin needs to be positioned correctly?
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    New Haven Calendar clock

    Actually as I have been watching the date hand, it moves 2 days ahead? Not sure if it has something to do with the hand on the cannon or barrel in relation to the pin. But it has been doing this every day since i got the clock working?
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    New Haven Calendar clock

    Thanks for that info, I did not see a concave washer, and I do notice that it adds a day for the calendar, that is it jumps ahead? I will have to come up with that washer. Mike
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    New Haven Calendar clock

    Wow I see the little paul, it was bent over the the side? All is good now thanks everyone for the help. Mike
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    New Haven Calendar clock

    I have a New Haven Calendar clock, the calendar barrel or canon spins freely on the hour barrel. I'm not seeing what keeps the hand in place once the pin on the adjacent gear is away from the calendar gear teeth? Hope that makes sense? Mike
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    What make is it!

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    What make is it!

    Just getting to a project that's been on the shelf for some years! wondering who made it. Also spring winds nicely but seems to have no power at the escape wheel? Will delve into the movement...
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    Movements locking up at Warning

    No I did not mention Bushing, I do however clean the pivot holes, polish the pivots. But no I have not rebushed. Just taking one step at a time, I do recognize a loose pivot and pinion, but no equiptment yet, I won't swedge the pivot hole like I have seen on many clocks? Hoping to gain knowledge...
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    Movements locking up at Warning

    Thanks.. I think it is the flirt, but wonder why it runs for several days no problem? Could it be just slightly out of adjustment??? And maybe the grease I have been using is loosening up a bit, so many questions, and so many clocks! Mike
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    Movements locking up at Warning

    Thanks for the Input, Sorry for the lack of experience and terminology, I have collected way to many antique clocks, it became apparent that I could not afford to have them all profesionally serviced, so I ventured into repair and cleaning!!! Back to clock problem! I used spring grease on the...
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    Movements locking up at Warning

    Harold, I with help of this forum was able to get a new spring ordered and installed, complete cleaning and oiled, had issues with the little spring wires, etc. but I found by winding it not fully it run fine? maybe my imagination, but runs perfect, maybe locked up 2 times all winter, right...
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    Movements locking up at Warning

    :/:Ok, so as I have disasembled, cleaned, oiled 4 or 5 clock movements now, I keep having lockup at the warning or 5 minutes before the chime or strike, either 25 minutes past or 55 minutes past! Over a year ago I replaced the strike spring on a New Haven banjo. It would run a day or 2 and...
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    New Aquisition

    Thanks for the input, Here is a photo of the back of the movement! Mike
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    New Aquisition

    Does anyone know the clock maker with a Horseshoe and a star in the center, I think it is German? Mike
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    Theoretical Question?

    One last observation! The clock in question is running perfect, time is right on..I have noticed that the ticker is slightly quieter than before the added weight, (pennies). Wondering if the pennies have silenced the bobs resonance or is it the movement?? Also as we read the posts about center...
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    Old Case Bezel Question

    Hello I am interested in restoring an old wood wall case I have. Tried to find a similar photo in my old clock books, Wondering if their was a brass bezel on the outside of the door, just for the glass, or would there have been a wood bezel, molding, and then a dial pan/dial in the inside of the...
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