• 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.

H Bolton Liverpool

mikeinjax

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I’m looking for any information on Henry Bolton or H Bolton Liverpool tall case clock maker.
 

jmclaugh

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There is a Henry Bolton listed at Oldhall St. Liverpool 1848-51.
 

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Thanks for the two replies. It would seem there’s little information Available on this clock maker.
So it seems, if you google him not much comes up though there is an auction of a longcase regulator by him dated 1820/40.
I don't have it but you could try Loomes' book Lancashire Clocks & Clockmakers which is available 2nd hand for not too much money or perhaps trade directories of the period.
 
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mikeinjax

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So it seems, if you google him not much comes up though there is an auction of a longcase regulator by him dated 1820/40.
I don't have it but you could try Loomes' book Lancashire Clocks & Clockmakers which is available 2nd hand for not too much money or perhaps trade directories of the period.
I have a reply from a gentleman from the Loomes book and there was essentially the same information there. I’ve contacted a friend of mine who is a genealogist who is looking into Mr. Bolton for me. It’s a longshot but A try. Interesting in the dates 1820/40. It would seem he goes back earlier than the dates 1848/51.
 

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Good to see the clock, it looks a nice quality case with nice hands and the movement appears to be in good shape. Is the falseplate or dial marked?
 

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Good to see the clock, it looks a nice quality case with nice hands and the movement appears to be in good shape. Is the falseplate or dial marked?
I haven’t had time to look closely at either. If further information is revealed I will post it here. With pictures.
 

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