• 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.

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sjaffe

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Hello,
E. Howard roundtop question: We replaced the broken 2nd arbor strike side wheel and the clock is again striking. However, every non-tower clock I have worked on had a warning that occurred several minutes before the strike. When the warning occurred, the fly would turn some small amount, then the strike would occur some minutes later. This clock doesn't do that. There doesn't seem to be any warning happening. I have studied the time side cam and the levers that connect the trime and strike trains and I cannot see how a warning is possible. Could someone tell me if there is something wrong or if this is expected opperation? I would also greatly appreciate if someone could describe how the strike triggering works and how (or if) the levers/cams/wheels need to be synchronized. I have a suspicion that even though it is striking that maybe it's not set up right.
Thanks,
Stan
 

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Check the lever that rides on the strike letoff cam for wear of the pin which actually rides on the cam.
 

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This is the pin that rides on the cam on the time train and fits in the level that runs over to the strike side arbor (2nd or 3rd)? What are the symptoms of a worn pin?

Should I expect a warning run as I described above?
 

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The rack hook drags across the tops of the teeth as the rack is released.
 
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