• 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.

Help identifying this clock.

pb4sc

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Hi,
Can anyone help me to identify the clock below. It was my grandmothers, and I know nothing about it. Is it American? Approx, how old is it? I can see a finger print on the 12. Does that have any meaning? Any information would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Phil

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Salsagev

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Based on the regulating wheel, I think it is Ingraham. It may be an older model based on the movement. Others will be able to identify the specific model. The fingerprint is just a sign of dirtiness; nothing exciting ;).

Edit, Ingraham actually dated their movements so if you feel comfortable taking the movement out (hands need to be off), check the front plate.
 

owen.or

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This appears to be the "CUTE" model by the Ingraham Clock Company. A line drawing of the model taken from the 1907 Ingraham catalog can be seen in Tran Duy Ly's 1998 Ingraham Clocks & Watches on page 209. David, Owen.or
 
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pb4sc

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Hi Again,
I removed the mechanism, and it was marked 10 98. It is not working, so I am going to post in the repair forum. Thanks again,


Phil
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Salsagev

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I can’t see the date but I’m guessing 98 means 1898 and 10 means October.
 

Steven Thornberry

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Chris Bailey's introduction to the black mantel section of Tran's Ingraham book indicates that the Cute was offered between 1895 and 1908. The October 1898 date on your movement would place your clock somewhere in the earlier to middle part of that range, depending on when the movement was actually cased.
 

pb4sc

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Thank you everyone. Much appreciated. :)

Phil
 

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