• 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 Suppliers -- General/Supply/Tools/Repair/Service/Etc. •

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Special thanks to bangster, Richmccarty, specop, shutterbug, terofpa, Hayson, R. Croswell, Scottie-TX, RJSoftware, and all members of the NAWCC message board for helping to compile this information. Also special thanks to ebay member pats-clocks1960 for information from the British front.

Thanks to Bruce Alexander and Bangster for updating this list 8/20/20

Resources

Recommend adding each of these to your bookmarks and become familiar with them. Remember that everything on the Internet is copyright. Don't forget you need permission for non-personal use and reproduction.
  • NAWCC Businesses and Horological Sites by Region
    Business Search
    Review: Between the NAWCC Member Links and the NAWCC business directory you should be able to locate almost every clock supply and repair business that is a NAWCC member. This is a great resource to lookup local clock related businesses and also to refer moving customers to.
  • Bill's Clockworks: Clock Operating Instructions
    Clock Operating Instructions from Bill's Clockworks
    Review: These are checklists for setting up, operating, and adjusting various types of clocks in your home. Bill's Clockworks also sells and repairs clocks if you browse the site.
  • David Goodman's THIS OLD CLOCK (book)
    Available from Amazon.
    Review: good repair book for beginners. Focus is mainly American clocks> Good alternative or supplement to the dvd course, Clock Repair I & II by Tick Tock Productions. Also available VHS and DVD lessons on " The Recoil Escapement" and "Countwheel Striking".
  • About Time Clockmaking
    www.abouttime-clockmaking.com
    David LaBounty's site is full of helpful repair tips, with instructional dvd's and online classes. Great site for beginners and experts alike.
  • Mark Headrick's website, Abbey Clocks
    www.abbeyclock.com/
    Instructional site with many great hints to repairing specific clocks. Worth the trip.
  • NAWCC-Board Shellac Tutorial
    Shellac tutorials
    Review: Posted by craig regarding cutting and using shellac to restore a clock.
General Clock Suppliers

These companies carry a wide range of tools, parts, and supplies that cover most needs. Suggest you order a catalog from each business listed. This gives you an instant directory to parts and provides a reminder of where you have already checked. Most suppliers do not have adequate web sites. Also be sure to cruise around all these web sites when you have time. Many of them link to documentation, books, and other free resources that are invaluable!
  • Merritts™ Antiques Inc.
    http://www.merritts.com
    Review: Offers good deals on movements, tools, and supplies. Keep eyes open and check often. Grab the newsletters and the catalog $3.
  • Meadows & Passmore
    http://www.m-p.co.uk
    Review: UK-based with extensive supplies. Parts for French, German, English, etc. clocks. On-Line catalog is available and touch-tone phone ordering system. Order or download the catalog. Website has lots of additional links and documentation to look through. Here is one for calculating a French clock's pendulum length using the numbers on the movement: M & P French Clock Pendulum Length calculator
  • Cousins UK
    Clock Watch parts batteries jewellery findings Tools Equipment
    Review: UK-based compare with M&P. Source for books and documentation. Parts for Kieninger, Luxor, Mauthe, and Westclox to name a few. Freight by signature required on US shipments will cost extra but likely to reach you safely. Order the catalog:it is listed under Books & Catalogs/Practical & General Interest (free + overseas shipping).
  • Ronell Clock Company
    Ronell Clock Company
    Review: Compare with Timesavers. Less comprehensive inventory; often lower prices. No minimum-order charge.
  • Finding King
    FindingKing
    Review: Very useful site. Try finding your items here to compare prices or just browse around. Eg- $50 movements. No catalog available.
  • Dashto Horological Services
    http://www.dashto.com
    Review: Used & New inventory of parts, tools, books, and supplies available via Credit Card or Paypal. On-line only, check site often. Catalog does not apply; no regular inventory.
  • H.S. Walsh & Sons
    www.hswalsh.com
    clock and barometer parts, jewellers tools, catalogue available, helpful staff
    UK location
  • Mile Hi Clock Supplies
    http://www.milehiclocksupplies.com
    Review: Manufacturers of the Keystone Clockmakers Tools. Includes depthing, bushing/staking, and mainspring winder tools.

  • Otto Frei
    Shopping
    Small precision files; most kinds of jeweler's tools

  • McMaster Hardware
    http://www.mcmaster.com/
    Carries an incredible inventory of hardware items, including screws, nuts, and everything else3
  • Selva Clock Supplies (Germany)
    Selva Shop
    Complete line of clock supplies & related materials.
Specialized Clock Suppliers
These companies specialize in one type or arena of clock repair. You will only need to engage these businesses if you are working within their specialty.
  • Al Bodrie Neon Clocks Specializes in Neon Clocks www.alboco.us
    Phone # 248-240-9155
  • Glass Service
    AA Glass Service, Clock Glass for all clocks


    2920 9th Street North
    
(Dr. M L King Jr. St. No.
    
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
    
(727) 822-4400
    aaglassservice@yahoo.com
    AA Glass Service <- Facebook link
  • Eric Hansen, Hand Beveling and Unique Glass Work

    11 Heather Lane
    
Novato, CA 94947
    erchansen@gmail.com
    
(415) 756-0805
  • DUTCH clock parts supplier
    Luitzen Tasma,

    Hoofdweg 52,
    NL - 8383 EH Nijensleek
    Nederland
    Tel:
    0031-521-383 800 (Nijensleek is just near to Steenwijk)
    They have also a website (valutaklokken.nl) which shows their full production catalog and also an email address (friese@klokonderdelen.nl)
Tools & Shop Supplies

These businesses primarily carry tools and supplies that are specific or very useful to clock repair. Exceptional products noted in review blocks. Many of these companies carry a broader stock so be sure to check them out yourself.
  • Homestead Finishing
    Replace with https://www.shellacshack.com/
    Review: The best source for shellac--look under finishes. Cut your own or buy liquid. Homestead-brand liquid form is available concentrated with a shelf life of one year while Zinsser-brand has a three year shelf life but we have reports of the can leaking. Also available are all supplies needed for cutting your own shellac. Be sure to pickup what you need.​
  • Rockler Woodworking & Hardware
    Woodworking Tools, Hardware, DIY Project Supplies & Plans - Rockler
    Review: Excellent source for Zinsser shellac and other woodworking supplies and hardware. Many local stores, on-line shopping, and mail-order catalog available. Blogs on the website are useful for woodworkers.​
  • McMaster-Carr
    McMaster-Carr
    Review: Go here to get metal and plastic materials. They also have Lab/Office Supplies, Plumbiing, Ducting, HVAC, Electrical, Tools, Machinery, and other Raw Materials.​
  • CASWELL
    http://www.caswellplating.com
    Review: Supplies to maintain metal and antique finishes. The Plug n Plate will spot-repair any damaged metal surface you have for about $40. Consider gold, silver, brass, and copper on clocks. Forums are available on this site for any questions regarding metal finishing.​
  • Rio Grande
    Rio Grande Jewelry Supply
    Review: The best source for jewelers tools in the US. Compare with Sutton Tools in the UK. Getting started requires that you submit for a new account and wait 24-hours for a customer service representative to contact you before you can sign-in to the website or order a free catalog. Worth the trouble. On-line shopping available.​
  • Gesswein
    Gesswein | Precision Tools & Equipment
    Review: High-end jeweler tools and supplies in the US. Order the catalog if you are looking for a new edge or developing a new technique. Website must be viewed with Internet Explorer or you stick on the front page. Non-IE users: 1-800-243-4466.​
  • Talas
    Bookbinding Materials & Archival Supplies for Conservation | TALAS
    hardware, fasteners, lots of interesting products for clock restoration.​
  • New Life Wood Conditioners
    Antique Furniture Restoration Supplies New Life Wood Conditioners
    Review: New Life Furniture Masque is highly recommended for cleaning without damaging the finish. Safe for cleaning a shellac base.​
  • Skidmore's
    http://www.skidmores.com
    Review: Natural treatments for leather and wood. Contains beeswax. Skidmore's Wood Finish Cleaner is recommended for cleaning delicate finishes such as French-polish with a Shellac base.​
  • Briwax
    http://www.briwax.com
    Review: A natural wax made from beeswax. Very old recipe since 1860 tested and works great to wax over and protect old finishes. Apply after cleaning to get a shine and protective coat.​
  • DecalPaper.com
    https://www.micromark.com/White-Decal-Paper-Ink-Jet-Printer
    Review: Use waterslide decal paper to create decals to repair ruined dials from digital recreations. Digital recreations can come from scanned dials or photographs. Consider making a digital backup dial before using a resilvering kit.​
  • Mumford Micro Systems
    http://www.bmumford.com
    Review: Inventor of the Microset precision clock and watch timer. Buy directly for the latest version and extra features.​
  • Mile Hi Clock Supplies
    http://www.milehiclocksupplies.com
    Review: Manufacturers of the Keystone Clockmakers Tools. Includes depthing, bushing/staking, and mainspring winder tools.​
  • J M Wilde
    http://www.j-m-w.co.uk
    Review: Manufacturer of special and traditional tools/parts for the clock and watch maker.​
  • Micromark
    www.micromark.com/
    small tools and hardware.​
  • Vandyke Restorers
    http://www.vandykes.com/
    Restoration supplies for woodworkers, homeowners, and antique restorers​
  • Nick's Fonts
    www.nicksfonts.com
    himself@nicksfonts.com
    Review: Nick is available for contract to recreate any font you provide samples of. Restore multiple identical clocks in a snap or digitally recreate an extremely rare dial or label before it fades away completely. Website also has hundreds of existing deco and nouveau fonts that may match the writing on you clock dial or labels​
  • Timekeepers Workbench
    http://www.timekeepersworkbench.com
    Review: Gear cutters and tech info on wheel cutting.​
  • Columbia Organ Leathers
    https://www.columbiaorgan.com/columbia-leather-home/#
    915 Lancaster Avenue, Columbia, PA 17512
    800-4237003 or 717-684-2108
    Review:Genuine leather materials for any clock that requires leather parts (Cuckoo, organ, trumpeter, etc) If not sure of your requirements consult with an expert before ordering. They have many, many choices to pick from and material thickness can be critical to proper clock operation.​
  • Sherline Products Inc.
    http://www.sherline.com/
    3235 Executive Ridge, Vista, California 92081-8527
    1-800-541-0735 or 1-760-727-5857
    Review: Tabletop and benchtop precision manual and cnc lathes, cnc milling machines, and machine shop accessories for light industrial and home shop use.​
  • The Morgan Pivot Polisher
    http://morganpivotpolisher.com/
    877-844-0823 Ask for the Clockbug
    Review: Automated pivot polishing and burnishing machine​
  • Ball and Ball Antique Hardware Reproduction and Restorations
    https://ballandball.com/custom-orders/
    463 W. Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 19341-2705
    Sales and special works 800-257-3711 or customer service 610-363-7330
    Review:If they don't already have your hardware needs in stock they can repair or create from scratch​
  • Fendley and Cox
    www.fendley-cox.com/
    1530 Etain Street, Irving, TX 75060
    972-986-7698
    Review: Wheel and pinion cutting service​
  • Accu Machine and Tool
    370 New Road, Normandy, Tenn. 37360
    931-857- 3612 Ask for Brent Hitt.
    Makes the new Ollie Baker mainspring winders. Call for parts or service.​
  • Horton Brasses
    http://www.horton-brasses.com/
    Antique reproductions of hinges, door catches, etc.​
  • MuggyWeld
    Material for repairing pot metal castings, etc.
These companies offer specific services that you might find useful.
  • The Dial House
    http://www.dialhouse.net
    Review: The best place to send a dial that is damaged and needs expertly refinished. Not too expensive.​
  • Beatrice Niemann Dial Restorations
    bea3nie@gmail.com
    142 Lost Horse Lane
    Hendersonville, NC
    28739
    (828) 778 0870
  • ACA Paper Restoration, Inc.
    https://acapaperrestoration.com/
    Review: ACA Paper Restoration, Inc. handles both the restoration and conservation of works on paper. Possibly a place to have a paper dial restored.​
  • Arlington Books
    http://www.arlingtonbooks.com
    Review: Who is Tran Duy Ly?? never heard of him...:).... if you haven't this is a must visit site.​
  • Ithaca Calendar Clocks
    http://www.ithacacalendarclocks.com
    607-387-7104
    Joel Warren is a master carver who can make those hard to find finials and other carved case parts and mouldings.
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