• 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.

Clock Clock Parts Wanted

Barry Armstrong

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I'm looking for a chime rod for a Lenzkirch GF clock. Rod dia .125 inches thread dia .280 inches
 

SAMcCloud

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Hello all.
I am looking for a 30-tooth escape wheel for a 2 weight regulator. The movement is unmarked as to maker and date, but is consistent with other "Vienna" styled clocks. Customer has 8 individual clocks and this is the 3rd in for restoration.

The escape wheel is off of its arbor and out of round. The pivots on the arbor are good. I do not have a deadbeat gear cutter that will fit this small. Thought I would check before I ground a tool.

Dimensions:

Outside diameter is tooth-to-tooth is 25mm
inside diameter of should is 3 mm
pinion has 8 leaves
arbor length pivot to pivot is 27mm.

Thank you
Scott McCloud

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Ralph

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I am looking for an English type cast brass bezel. The outside diameter should be 5.5" or 140mm.

It is for a small size English bracket clock.

Thanks, Ralph
 

Joseph Coppersmith

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I am in need of the bob only for a Globe Baseball clock. I have the pendulum rod - just need the small bob.
 

zzippy

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Does anyone have a time side arbour assembly for a Ansonia 5 1/2 movement, 80 tooth 60mm dia as per photos
mine is missing the click and is very badly worn click wheel

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murphyfields

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I have a Mauthe GF clock in need of a pendulum leader. I am not even sure what specs I need to make sure I get the right one. Substitutes are acceptable for now, but I would love to get an original.

Thank you
 

murphyfields

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Does this one look like it might work?
That's a very good question. I am afraid there is an education aspect here, too, since I have never seen the part I am looking for. I assume that I need to make sure the top will match the suspension spring (looks promising), the bottom matches up to my pendulum (I think it will work, but I am not even certain I have the right pendulum), that it is the right length (I am not sure there) and if it matches the pin on the crutch (I don't think that will work, but not sure). My crutch has a single pin on it. On the bright side, I think I could adjust the length of the crutch a bit if necessary.

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murphyfields

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I think the F hook is the closest, at least close enough for matching the leader. Here are a few more pics of the top of my pendulum. It looks like a very good match to the one in the Collectors Weekly pics

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murphyfields

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EscapeWheel thanks to your guiding suggestions, I think I found a matching leader on clockworks...

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but I am a little concerned that the combined length of the leader plus pendulum might be just a hair too short (about 3 cm or more short based on the physical length of the pendulum and leader vs. the length listed on the movement). If the new leader works physically to match the crutch, pendulum head, and suspension spring, but ends up too fast regardless of how low I can lower the bob, are there any pendulum extenders available out there?
 

EscapeWheel

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I keep hoping someone who knows more about these clocks will chime in. If you're too short, would a longer suspension spring work? Or would it mess things up...
 

murphyfields

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I keep hoping someone who knows more about these clocks will chime in.
Actually, your posts have been remarkably helpful. Thanks to the Collectors Weekly post, I have some idea that I have the original pendulum, and I know what the leader is supposed to look like (much like a kieninger, Jauch, or urgos), plus you pointed me in a direction for parts. I give your comments an A+ for helpfulness.
 

R_Fry

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I'm looking for the Mainspring gear and the one it touches, although I would be willing to get a complete movement if possible. The clock has a Korean-made "Beacon" works. It looks like the mainspring slipped (problems with the ratchet), breaking a tooth on the gear, bending some, and flattening two of the teeth of the touching gear. I have included pictures of the gears in question, as well as images of the complete works. The smaller gear has 70 teeth (8 on the part that goes against the mainspring gear), and the mainspring gear has 80.
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roughbarked

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The story of this clock is that the clock owner took the clock to a jeweller's shop where he thought he'd find a repairer. this in Western Australian town of Merrebin had this clock sent to another town Albany to get it cleaned but it didn't go so the customer took it back. Then the shop owner where he'd initially left it said it would have to be sent away again. When it came back or so he said, the shop owner wanted $900 when the clock owner had only asked for a quote.
The caveat however was that the strike apparently couldn't be fixed. He took the ratchet wheel off the strike side and wired it to the pillar and blocked up the keyhole, losing the escutcheon along the way. When I reattached the ratchet wheel, the governor fan was loose on the shaft and the strike hammer complete had been removed as well. That however was not all. The rack and the gathering pallet were gone as well. To add insult to injury, the beat setting was soft sodered together.
The customer eventually got the clock back three and a half years later for $100, to get it out of his shop, so the shop owner said.
Here are pictures of the movement. It has the crossed arrows of the HAC style but I believe the movement may actually be a Junghans. So, i am sure I can remove the solder and find a hammer but I'm at a loss as to where I'll ever find the rack and the gathering pallet. This clock is unlike any other I've seen in this regard. I believe that the rack must go on the same fitting as the warning/stop lever. There are two shafts clipped on top with a brass clip.

Does anyone here have pictures of this clock in its intact condition or have these parts at all? Maybe if I see a picture I may be able to make parts?

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Fixed to the wall.
I note here that after thinking about it for a while and having a spare part to look at;
The main reason these parts were removed, were all because the person repairing it couldn't work out that the brass clip/spring plate had to be flat or how to get it flat again.

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Bob86

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I have a very old Seth-Thomas wall clock, that has had some questionable repairs. I am looking to replace the escape wheel and pinion with one from a donor clock. It is a #89 movement with a front pendulum. Anyone have one they’d be willing to part with? It’s a 39 tooth wheel.
 

Terry's Tick Tocks

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Does anyone know where I can get a paper or mylar clock dial as in the photo? It would need to be 4 1/2" diameter with a 2 1/2" cutout (Ingraham) View attachment 530676 . Most replacement dials I have seen of that diameter are just plain dials. I'm hoping to find a "fancy" dial.
Thank you for your time and your help.
This is the first rendering. I left the wind holes rough. They will be covered by the grommets. Do you want Ingraham name? Terry
 

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