• 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.

German Hamilton 8day skeleton clock

yam kei

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Hello,
Please give me any information about this clock.
And give me the history of the skeleton clock.
Thank you so much. hamilton skeleton clock.jpg
 

JTD

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All I can tell you from this one picture is that it is a modern clock with a German movement. If we could see the back of the movement, we might know the manufacturer - possibly Hermle or Kienzle.

JTD
 

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I'll throw Kaiser into the mix. I do recall working on on many years ago and I'm 82.75% sure it was a Kaiser. ;)
 

yam kei

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All I can tell you from this one picture is that it is a modern clock with a German movement. If we could see the back of the movement, we might know the manufacturer - possibly Hermle or Kienzle.

JTD
Thank you.
Please.
hamilton skeleton clock2.jpg
 

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I'll throw Kaiser into the mix. I do recall working on on many years ago and I'm 82.75% sure it was a Kaiser. ;)
You have a good memory and I think you may well be right. Made by Kaiser for sale by Hamilton.

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yam kei

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Thank you for posting the photo of the back of the clock. Sadly it doesn't tell us the maker, but I think Peter was probably right when he suggested Kaiser.

JTD
Thank you!!
 

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