• 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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Paul S P

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Jan 17, 2021
Picked up this Sessions along with a New Haven, any idea of the model and age, the finish was pretty beat up, stripped and refinished, old finish was like a Maple color stain, oiled movement works fine. The New Haven is a Tambour 16 any idea age of that. 0222211857_HDR.jpg 0222211857a_HDR.jpg 0222211857b_HDR.jpg 0222211857c_HDR.jpg 0222211858_Burst01.jpg


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Nov 11, 2012

Someone will no doubt be along with the exact model, but most of these Sessions Tambour clocks were made between the mid 1920’s and early 1930’s. Could you post pictures of the New Haven? It could well be from the same period.


Paul S P

Registered User
Jan 17, 2021
I thought it was in that time period, I found one that looks identical in a on line auction said it was a 1927, thought the decal inside the door would be a good indicator of its time. I'll post pics of New Haven, this seems to be a Franken clock, it has a Gilbert movement and dial in it. wasn't working cleaned and oiled it, messed around with escape wheel adjustment quite a bit, it's been running a day, 0224211457a_HDR.jpg 0224211457_HDR.jpg 0224211458_HDR.jpg 0224211458a_HDR.jpg 0224211502_HDR.jpg 0224211502a_HDR.jpg on the bench now, found a couple of these on line but none of the auctions gave a date , thought the tambour 16 would give a indication of date
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