• 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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    Koma Midget pathetic rotation

    I had a Koma midget and was disappointed to only get 180 degrees out of it. Yours is truly pathetic. I can't believe there is actually enough supplementary arc to keep it running. Probably the only clock I lost in the fire that I don't miss!
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    Unique Movement Holder

    I had a vague remembrance of these, but what I had recalled was just a U shaped extrusion to fit a miter bar. Yes, this looks like a good basis for the track portion. I would just need to come up with the upper pieces. The original just had a single piece that was bent in the sideways U...
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    Unique Movement Holder

    You are correct. Here is my attempt at drawing this. Don't over-analyzer it, I'm not much of an artist. It's just to provide a better idea of what it looked like. Thanks.
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    Unique Movement Holder

    Hello All, An old clockmaker gave me a movement holder some time ago that I thought was junk. But one day I used it and after cleaning it up and attaching a new wood base, it became my favorite. Unfortunately it was lost in the fire along with all my other tools. I would like to recreate...
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    Pin Pallet Repair

    I would suggest trying to remove it with a punch (improvised with some fine music wire). Much simpler solution if it will work. That is how I've always done it.
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    Chime Clock Repair

    Here is what Steven Conover told me when I asked him: "The second edition Chime Clock Repair has a few added listings of mainspring sizes and maybe another or detail or two. Otherwise both editions are the same. We had to go to the second edition because it was a different page size, binding...
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    Suspension spring for 1969 Kundo pendulum clock

    Kevin, Plate 1407H requires spring thickness 0.0022". (A previous post gave you an incorrect thickness) Stan
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    Horolovar Spring Winder Instructions

    Thanks Eric! One step closer to actually trying it out now.
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    Horolovar Spring Winder Instructions

    Eric, That would be great. I was able to find someone's description of how they use it, which was better than nothing. The catalog scan would be very useful. Thank you.
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    Horolovar Spring Winder Instructions

    Shall I assume that since Horolovar is selling the Keystone winder and no longer the one pictured above, that the Keystone (which I recently acquired) is preferred and the Horolovar (which I was given) should be left on the shelf? I have not had the opportunity to try the Horolovar yet, but the...
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    Horolovar Spring Winder Instructions

    Since this is a Horolovar Spring Winder, I would assume it was meant to be used with 400 Day Clocks, which to my knowledge all have barreled springs, so the comment that this winder is impractical for barreled springs seems puzzling.
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    Clock Staking Tool (NAWCC Bulletin)

    Horological Times October 2003 Page 34
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    Horolovar Spring Winder Instructions

    Not at all. What I have is a Horolovar Spring Winder (see photo from eBay). Stan
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    Horolovar Spring Winder Instructions

    Hello, I was given a Horolovar Spring Winder but no instructions. I found a post from about five years ago with the same question, but it did not turn up the original instructions. I would really appreciate if someone had these and could scan them. I was curious if anyone knew how these...
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    Clock Staking Tool (NAWCC Bulletin)

    I just discovered that this same article was also published in Horological Times and I have a copy of that.
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    Clock Staking Tool (NAWCC Bulletin)

    Dang, someone gave me about eight Bulletins, but the newest is 343. Missed it by that much! Thanks for spending the time to do the search and figure out what issue it is in. That's a start.
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    Lathe and Mill For Clockmaking

    Hello, Looking at replacing the machine tools I lost in the wildfire. I had a Sherline Mill and Lathe that served me well. Then someone gave me a Logan 11x31 and that was a fun tool to use. All these are gone and I'm looking at replacing. I was very lucky to find a Myford Super 7 lathe...
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    Clock Staking Tool (NAWCC Bulletin)

    Hello, Where do you start back into clockmaking after losing everything in a wildfire? I found trying to determine that has been difficult. I'm thinking I should just do it the same way I started out at the beginning with no clock tools or supplies. Mentally go through the process of...
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    How not to cut a glass dome

    Not sure about domes, but when cutting flat glass, you score with a glass cutting tool and then snap along the score line. The snap needs to be done within a very short amount of time after the score happens. I usually try to snap within 10-20 seconds. I'm sure there is more info on the web...
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    S. Haller Simondsweld anniversary clock suspension rebuild

    Check that the fork is not too tight.
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