• 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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PatH

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Just curious....What kind of comments are you looking for?
 

howtorepairpendulumclocks

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It looks like an eighteenth century English eight-day duration long case clock. The case carving is probably Victorian, maybe early twentieth C, it was fashionable then...
 

JTD

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And somebody has clearly altered the valuation (figures) without altering the words. And from what I can see, which is not very clear, the words do not seem to have agreed with the figures anyway, even before the alteration.

But I don't really know what comments you wanted.

JTD
 

D.th.munroe

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Just the one date of 1795 for William Ewbank, (son of george) Elland (near Halifax) in Loomes' book.
Dan
 

Errantly

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The case has the right shape and feel for a clock from this locale starting about 1775. Some were carved from new for particular makers but this one would make me uncomfortable. The quality of the carving isn't great, it's a bit chippy. The columns appear to be made from two different styles, perhaps replacements. The damage to the finish of the trunk door will be a concern. The dial appears poorly designed, rather unbalanced. And I dislike the dislodged dial pillar showing to the front at about 8 o'clock. The case would have been a nice generic example before the carver not got a hold of it. There are no pictures of the movement but judging by the overall I can't believe it's anything special. But then I'm only a collector what do I know.
Generally unsatisfactory, and grossly overpriced. Apologies if this seems blunt.
 

Errantly

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I do not believe Teaclocks ever indicated the asking price of the clock.

The documentation is a sales receipt from 50 years ago. :)

Regards.
Ooops sorry you're absolutely right. You know what assumption does lols.
I got a bit carried away messaging a hero. I was waiting to be told off for being blunt.
Thanks for the heads up.
Cheers.
 

Burkhard Rasch

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for 400buck I´d take it home.
Burkhard
 

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