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    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.

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Broken Brass Escapement Tooth

armyguber

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How do I address a broken brass tooth on an escapement? I am working with a contemporary (circa 1970?) 'Zaandam' dutch style clock. The escapement tooth is completely broken off to the base. I tried building up a tooth using JB Weld epoxy, but without success. Is there a source for replacement pieces?

UPDATE - I am contacting Dave LaBounty.
 

Salsagev

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The movement should be very common and parts can be farmed from a movement that will probably be cheaper than the part.
 

bruce linde

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i would call that a 'maybe' at best.... geometry and sizes need to match. best option with escape wheels is always to try and repair if at all possible... unless you know for sure you have an exact replacement available.
 

shutterbug

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Depending on the movement used, some of the Zaamdam's used what looks to be a modified cuckoo movement. The escape wheels might be the same. You'd have to count the teeth and measure the diameter to be sure.
 

R. Croswell

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We really need to see pictures of what we are working with. Replacing a single tooth on an escape wheel is usually doable. But how did that tooth come to be broken off? The real question is, what is the condition of the other teeth. If this EW has been messed with and/or has other bent or damaged teeth it may be better to look for a replacement.

RC
 

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