• 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.

Help Assistance with Notarisklok

AJB003

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Hi there,

I recently relocated to the USA with a Notarisklok from the Netherlands. The secondary (small) chains and weights are not currently set up. Is there any diagrams/videos of how these need to be set up?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated
 

wow

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Hi there,

I recently relocated to the USA with a Notarisklok from the Netherlands. The secondary (small) chains and weights are not currently set up. Is there any diagrams/videos of how these need to be set up?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated
Could we see photos of the clock?
 

AJB003

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Could we see photos of the clock?
Hi there,

Thank you for your rapid response! Am currently out of town but will post as soon as I return in a couple of days. What specific pictures would assist? I can have the clock and the secondary weigths and chain (currently unattached). Is there anything else that would be helpful?
 

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Pics of the clock, then the movement front and back if possible. Get the best pics you can.
 

Uhralt

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Here are some initial pictures. The final one is of the secondary chains/weights that I am trying to figure out how to add.
When you look at your third picture you will see a small, empty sprocket wheel (chain wheel) in the right upper region of the movement. That's where the chain with the small weights will go. It is for the alarm function of the clock. I would think that originally this wasn't a chain but a rope, because there is a small counter weight which wouldn't be needed for a chain. The chain is currently in two pieces that will need to be connected.

Uhralt
 
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AJB003

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When you look at your third picture you will see a small, empty sprocket wheel (chain wheel) in the right upper region of the movement. That's where the chain with the small weights will go. It is for the alarm function of the clock. I would think that originally this wasn't a chain but a rope, because there is a small counter weight which wouldn't be needed for a chain. The chain is currently in two pieces that will need to be connected.

Uhralt
Thanks so much for this info! Will definitely look at getting the chain connected and added to the chain wheel. Really appreciate the help!
 

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The best way to put the chain back together is to twist one link open, rather than trying to pry it open. Twisting is easier to put back, too ;)
 
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AJB003

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The best way to put the chain back together is to twist one link open, rather than trying to pry it open. Twisting is easier to put back, too ;)
Thanks so much for the advice! Will definitely give that a go!
 
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