• 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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    Waterbury project

    I can tell you how I do mine, I'm by no means a professional dial painter. The first thing I did was measure some of the numbers for width and height and the chapter ring diameter. After I was satisfied I no longer needed the old numerals for measurement, I lightly scraped them off. The old...
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    Waterbury project

    Thank You Blkbeard!
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    Waterbury project

    Steven, thank you so much for the information you have given! Much appreciated! And no, I don't run the clock on the refrigerator,I just use that place to take pictures. senhalls, thanks for your kind comments! This was a long project, between reassembling and refinishing the case, re...
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    Waterbury project

    This is a Waterbury project that I have been working on. It has a 30hr. Movement patented in 1874. The case had no label and I was unable to find anything on the internet that matches this case. I presume it was made a few years either side of 1880. If anyone could tell me the model name, it...
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    Waterbury pinwheel movement

    Hi Jacks61, Thanks for the information. The movement that I am working on I think is earlier, no pillars. This movement has the #18 stamped on the bottom of the front and rear plates, the verge , the pendulum leader, and the pendulum. I assume these are assembly #s. Thanks again, Gary
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    Waterbury pinwheel movement

    Thanks Vernon, I will contact the owner and see what he wants to do. Thanks again, Gary
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    Waterbury pinwheel movement

    Hi RC, thanks for your input. This arbor is in fact smaller from the solid pinion arbor to the wheel collet than it is from the wheel forward. I think it best not tried to be moved. A better option would be to move the verge. As far as the suspension spring, I have some .007 feeler gage stock...
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    Waterbury pinwheel movement

    Hello Shutterbug, thanks for your reply. Yes there is roughly about .060 of good material left on the outer pins and I will push the wheel back and see how she runs. As as for the suspension spring I was wondering in by design it was supposed to have a longer and thicker spring material on one...
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    Waterbury pinwheel movement

    Burkhard, you are correct in that it is probably a French movement, I used Waterbury only as a reference to where the movement came from. It is probably one of the finest movements I will ever have the opportunity to work on.
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    Waterbury pinwheel movement

    This is a Waterbury movement I am working on . There is wear on the pins. I was wondering if some of you might have done pin replacement on one of these. Will the pins pull out with a little heat applied? Or would machining them off and re drilling the wheel be better? The best I can measure...
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    Sessions mantle clock

    Hello Steven, I think you pretty much nailed it. As you say, it's pretty much identical except for the side handles and feet. I appreciate your time and effort Steven, Thanks so much !! Gary
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    Sessions mantle clock

    Hi Willie X, thank you so much for the information. My pendulum is definitely saucer shaped and has the letter S pressed into the center. Enclosed is a picture. The movement needed quite a bit of work, so far it's running great. Who knows, maybe the clock never had a name. Thanks again, Gary
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    Sessions mantle clock

    Hello, I got his clock for a project to work on, I completed it a few days ago. I have tried to find the model name on the internet and you tube, but no luck. From the label on the back it says successor to E.N.Welch, I gather it was made somewhere between 1903 to possibly 1930. One thing I...
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    Sherline motor issue

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    Sherline motor issue

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    Farcot time piece

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    Farcot time piece

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    Farcot time piece

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    Obsolete clock parts wanted

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