• 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.

New Haven Triple Plate 5 Hammer Parts

Playc6Steel

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Hello everybody,
New to the forum. I’m looking for a New Haven Triple Plate 5 Hammer works to use as parts to rebuild a mantle clock that has been in my family since the 40’s. It doesn’t have to work as it will be used to supplement the triple plate works that are in the clock that have stopped working. At some point in the clocks life it had been badly repaired and there are a couple of gears that are too worn to save and some very sloppy solder. Any help in pointing in the right direction would be greatly appreciated as I don’t know much about looking for antique clock parts. B01ABAEE-0B16-4F84-B7CC-B0C848A81DA9.jpeg
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R. Croswell

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If you are new to clock repair this one isn't a very good one to get your "feet wet". Can we see the damaged parts that you need to replace? The sloppy solder can easily be removed and that plate needs some bushings. Most parts movements that you will find are likely to need similar repairs. These come up on eBay all the time. I don't have a complete movement but do have a few salvage parts. Note that there is more than one version of this movement that at first blush appear to be identical. One version has a recoil escapement and another has a recoil escapement. These movements need to be pretty close top perfect to be reliable.

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Playc6Steel

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If you are new to clock repair this one isn't a very good one to get your "feet wet". Can we see the damaged parts that you need to replace? The sloppy solder can easily be removed and that plate needs some bushings. Most parts movements that you will find are likely to need similar repairs. These come up on eBay all the time. I don't have a complete movement but do have a few salvage parts. Note that there is more than one version of this movement that at first blush appear to be identical. One version has a recoil escapement and another has a recoil escapement. These movements need to be pretty close top perfect to be reliable.

RC
Thank you, the clock is currently at the repair shop. They wouled charge me to look for parts which is why I am trying to look for some. I think I may retrieve the clock and look for another repair service that is more experienced in old mantle clocks.
 

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Thank you, the clock is currently at the repair shop. They wouled charge me to look for parts which is why I am trying to look for some. I think I may retrieve the clock and look for another repair service that is more experienced in old mantle clocks.
Any shop that you go to is going to have to look for used parts or make (or have someone else make) the parts that you need. Either way the reasonable cost of his/her time and the cost of the part and the cost of shipping the part are the customer's responsibility. If this repair person a competent at clock repair? If so, you might want to work with him but be sure to get an estimate. You wouldn't go to Jiffy-Lub for an oil change and bring your own oil, and one usually would not go to a clock repair shop and bring your own parts, but in a case where parts are hard to find that can be an exception. Did the shop tell you specifically what part(s) were needed? If he/she is having trouble locating parts you might offer to help look. Someone here may well have the part.

RC
 

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