• 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.

Greek Pillar Clock by Geoffrey Bell

yam kei

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Is this Greek Pillar Clock by Geoffrey Bell rare?and worth?
It is working very accurately.
But some rust is seen.
Thank you.
geoffrey bell2.jpg geoffrey bell3.jpg geoffrey bell1.jpg
 

jmclaugh

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It looks like a type of mystery clock but I've never seen one before. As it says Edition of 100 there will only be a 100 of them unless more were made before or after 1975.
 

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This one does not seem indicate which number it is out of the 100.
 

JTD

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This one does not seem indicate which number it is out of the 100.
I'm not so sure. I think I can see the faint traces of a number stamped into the plate after the word 'number' but it is not black, just a hand impressed stamp. I can't enlarge it enough to be sure.

Perhaps yam kei can tell us.

JTD
 

Steven Thornberry

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I'm not so sure. I think I can see the faint traces of a number stamped into the plate after the word 'number' but it is not black, just a hand impressed stamp. I can't enlarge it enough to be sure.

Perhaps yam kei can tell us.

JTD
Looking again, you could well be correct. As you say, the picture does not enlarge enough to see more clearly.
 

yam kei

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I'm not so sure. I think I can see the faint traces of a number stamped into the plate after the word 'number' but it is not black, just a hand impressed stamp. I can't enlarge it enough to be sure.

Perhaps yam kei can tell us.

JTD
Thank you!
Number is 48.
It is stamped.
 
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