• 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.

Chauncey Jerome ? Year?

Darrmann39

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Can you give me an idea of year. I know these clocks aren't real valuable but i sure like getting a non running clock ticking.
This was just so dirty it wouldn't run. Took it all apart cleaned oiled put back in. And it's been running 2 hours and went threw 2 strikes fine.
The only numbers on it are 7448

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The combination of the label and the type 1.211, serial number-stamped Jerome movement dates the clock to around 1841. That's a wonderful reverse-painted tablet.
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Darrmann39

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The combination of the label and the type 1.211, serial number-stamped Jerome movement dates the clock to around 1841. That's a wonderful reverse-painted tablet.
Mike
Nice, that's quite old compared to my mostly end of the century clocks.
It's amazing to me these still run. A little peeling veneer easily fixable as I'm a carpenter and it will be good as new
 

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Serial numbered movements were not made for very long. It's not clear why Jerome used a serial number, or, for that matter, why he stopped. On 30-hr movements, I've seen serial numbers up to 10725 and nothing below 3000. I believe lower numbers (<3000) were reserved for 8-day movements, but I haven't seen anything higher than around 1000. I own an 8-day clock with serial number 55. You can start making some guesses as to how many 30-hr vs. 8-day movements were made: say, roughly 7000 30-hr, compared to 1000 8-day, or a 7 to 1 ratio.
 
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