• 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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Les Sanders

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Well I have a Local Repairman hollering help. won't run or strike the second bit goes around for about a minute. English tall case ? It has a 45" long pendulum with a 3# Bob, 2 weights 10 1/2 pound each. Online help?

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Les Sanders

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I see a circle around a bushing. Has this been serviced? The rope cable is over lapped on the drums too. Can you give us some more information or possibly a video.
Well I am taking over a repair so no bushing but the gear on the main shaft was replaced, I have the movement apart and just the time side in when power is applied you can't move the minute shaft at all. Time for thinking. Without power the 4 gears spin as they should.
 

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t1 and s1 switched?
 

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I would put one wheel into it at a time and see where the issue is. Another way is to wiggle each wheel starting from the top, with the weight on it. The first one that won't wiggle up and down is where to look for the problem.
 

Les Sanders

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So I found the hour bridge was slightly bent and the cannon tension washer was stopping the clock, it was the major part of the problem. Now running off to the bell strike! Thanks for all of your comments!!!
 

Les Sanders

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The older they are the more error on error, runs great, the minute wheel with the strike lift pin must be from another clock it is too small to mesh properly. See the pictures. Timesavers has a Motion Works for a Grandfather clock part # 19572. Otherwise its off to a machine shop for a new minute wheel
 

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Les Sanders

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The older they are the more error on error, runs great, the minute wheel with the strike lift pin must be from another clock it is too small to mesh properly. See the pictures. Timesavers has a Motion Works for a Grandfather clock part # 19572. Otherwise its off to a machine shop for a new minute wheel
 

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