• 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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Davel831

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hi all
I hope you are all safe and well, i am looking for a case for a perivale clock as well as a pendulum.

If you have one you are will to part will you please contact me please

thank you Dave
 
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novicetimekeeper

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I think you mean perivale, if so would be better off to hit the report button on your post and ask a mod to change the title.
 

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Dave, is it only the wooden case you need, or do you need the face, bezel and glass too?

Simon
 

Davel831

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Hi Simon
Thanks for the reply, sorry yes the case, face, bezel and glass and a pendulum. I have a three train clock which was given to me. i have cleaned serviced just needs a new home lol

Dave
 

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Hi Dave

Sorry - I can't help you with the face, bezel and glass. I may have a case and pendulum though.

Not all Perivales are the same, so you'll need to measure the distances between the centre shaft and winding holes, and the distances between the winding holes themselves, in order to ensure that you get a suitable face. Plus, you'll need to post a photo of the pendulum hanger in order to ensure you get a suitable pendulum.

Simon
 

Davel831

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Hi All
Please see below some pictures of the clock, it is 11cm between the two outer trains and 6
.5 cm to the middle one. Also please see a picture of the pendulum hanger.

Thanks again everyone

regards Dave

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Simon Holt

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Dave, this is what I have:

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The hole for the dial/bezel is 6" (150mm).

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This is from a Perivale 3-train movement and would fit the hanger, but I can't be sure that its period of oscillation (i.e. its length) will match your movement.

You might want to wait a while to see if anyone offers something more suitable (i.e. with dial, bezel and glass). But if you want these, you can have them for the cost of postage.

Simon
 

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Is that what the "report" button is for? I never knew.

M Kinsler
The report button can be used to report anything you feel is out of line. A live auction, a personal attack, other rule violations, wrong information you want corrected, etc. Reports go to all mods and administrators for review.
 
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