• 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.

Post alarm clocks and other small clocks here

novicetimekeeper

Registered User
Jul 26, 2015
10,686
798
113
Dorset
Country
Region
These two are alarms as well, but much smaller.

hthomas.jpg henry ward.jpg
 

darita

Registered User
Apr 17, 2013
135
5
18
Geeze...where do you guys find these? I live in NorCal and I'm lucky if I find anything vintage. When I do, it's big $.
 

PW Collector

Registered User
Aug 3, 2003
578
678
93
Here is a Sheffield "Suitcase Travel Alarm Clock", circa 1930's or 1940's, with clock made in Germany.
This small "Suitcase" measures 4-3/4" long, 3" wide and 1-3/4" thick. The larger compartment (left side), is for the clock to fold down, with a hinge pin in leather hinge attached to top back of clock, for packing. The small compartment (right side), can be used for multiple purposes. I offered two choices; a pair of you favorite "Cufflinks" for your favorite French Cuff Dress Shirt or maybe a safe spot to place your 12 size pocket watch while your sleeping.
The ultimate "Travel Alarm" IMHO.
Dave

IMG_0001.JPG IMG_0002.JPG IMG_0003.JPG IMG_0004.JPG IMG_0005.JPG
 

Ralph

NAWCC Member
Sponsor
Jan 22, 2002
5,064
216
63
Country
Here's another night clock. It's had a great look, with the mirror reflector, so I couldn't resist.

IMG_6327.JPG

Ralph
 

Floyd's Grandson

NAWCC Member
Mar 16, 2020
68
27
18
Country
Region
Well somebody has to rekindle these old threads!! :chuckling:

I loved looking through everyone's submissions here! What a wonderful example of how BIG things come in small packages!

Here are a few of my favorite little guys and gals...

54CEBDC2-B2ED-4A84-886C-ECE8C8AAB904.jpeg 1F02688A-0808-4E34-AEEA-80C392F8CA08.jpeg B11B9D5F-0DA2-4064-B4C5-E1FF171D9165.jpeg 5256FC89-9774-4968-84F7-9827DAC1D7FE.jpeg 13BC66EB-56C8-4AD2-B3B5-A6B126E9CEAF.jpeg 6776E25E-E6ED-48C4-899B-EC004AD22D41.jpeg 9C77E647-3403-434D-99E4-A79819AC691B.jpeg
 
  • Like
Reactions: PatH

Levi Hutchins

Registered User
Oct 21, 2012
106
17
18
I had always thought the Bayard Stentor alarm clock that appeared in the mid-1930s a great example of art deco (streamline moderne) design but, before acquiring one, assumed it to be quite a bit smaller than its 150 mm+ (6") height:

DSCN2550.jpg Screen Shot 2020-06-19 at 4.51.38 PM.png
It dwarfs my Waterbury Wasp, Spider, Conductor, Hornet, and Speck (non-alarms), the Conductor being about 100 mm (4") tall:
 
  • Like
Reactions: tickerU2 and PatH

PatH

NAWCC Fellow
NAWCC Member
Dec 5, 2014
2,035
1,492
113
Texas
Country
Region
Nice collection and comparison, Levi. If you check the patents on the older small clocks, you'll likely find that they were using the same basic movement as was used in the early backwind watches. Small compared to more recent alarm clocks, yep. Small compared to more recent pocket watches, not so much. :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Levi Hutchins

zedric

NAWCC Member
Aug 8, 2012
1,444
238
63
Country
Region
I remember seeing that at auction a while back - it has come up nicely
 

zedric

NAWCC Member
Aug 8, 2012
1,444
238
63
Country
Region
It sure was - it looks quite late for an alarm clock of this style, but the the Isle of Wight was always a little different...
 

novicetimekeeper

Registered User
Jul 26, 2015
10,686
798
113
Dorset
Country
Region
It sure was - it looks quite late for an alarm clock of this style, but the the Isle of Wight was always a little different...
I think it must be this guy listed in an 1859 trade directory for Newport though I would say the clock is more 1820-30

King Thomas, 107 Castlehold - Watch/clock maker

I agree that you would expect a painted dial by then, Loomes says painted dials cost more than brass ones initially, but I think this clock has a touch of class with this dial. My Ward is after 1800 too I would think and also has a brass dial.
 

Jessk09

NAWCC Member
Feb 27, 2020
177
23
18
Country
Here are my small’s & alarms:
Back row: linden mini grand father clock,staiger music box alarm,Bradley alarm,westclox travel alarm,westclox alarm.
Front row:unidentifide military clock,unidentifide alarm possibly 1925,Mathue alarm,u.s military doctors clock,and another westclox travel alarm.

image.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: Salsagev

klokwiz

NAWCC Member
Feb 4, 2009
1,409
84
48
Annapolis, MD
Country
Region
Hi, Jess,

Here is a cute little fella I picked up at an estate auction recently. The movement was broken loose of its dial plate and had damaged the porcelain dial at the center armor hole, you can see my chip repair. The Seth Thomas movement 106C needed service so I cleaned it. It has a cute mahogany? case with metal back door, not pictured. Keeps pretty good time for what it is. Sold by the Jeweler: James Arminger of Baltimore who's family befell a tragic loss from fire in 1896. He lived 1835-1896 so this clock is pretty old. It has a peg leg as one of its brass feet was lost (maybe in fire, haha) Joe.

clock front completed.jpg clock side view.jpg case side.jpg dial view.JPG movmt in case.jpg movmt cleaned.jpg movmt hairspring.jpg balance end caps.jpg movmt1.jpg
 

new2clocks

NAWCC Member
Apr 25, 2005
3,046
426
83
Pennsylvania
Country
Region
Hi, Jess,

Here is a cute little fella I picked up at an estate auction recently. The movement was broken loose of its dial plate and had damaged the porcelain dial at the center armor hole, you can see my chip repair. The Seth Thomas movement 106C needed service so I cleaned it. It has a cute mahogany? case with metal back door, not pictured. Keeps pretty good time for what it is. Sold by the Jeweler: James Arminger of Baltimore who's family befell a tragic loss from fire in 1896. He lived 1835-1896 so this clock is pretty old. It has a peg leg as one of its brass feet was lost (maybe in fire, haha) Joe.

View attachment 597467 View attachment 597468 View attachment 597469 View attachment 597470 View attachment 597471 View attachment 597472 View attachment 597473 View attachment 597474 View attachment 597475
We already have a thread dedicated to Alarm Clocks and Small Clocks:

Post alarm clocks and other small clocks here

Perhaps a moderator will merge this thread with the above thread.

Regards.
 

novicetimekeeper

Registered User
Jul 26, 2015
10,686
798
113
Dorset
Country
Region
I had forgotten about this thread, one that I posted recently came back from restoration.

hthomasrestored.jpg
 

PatH

NAWCC Fellow
NAWCC Member
Dec 5, 2014
2,035
1,492
113
Texas
Country
Region

zedric

NAWCC Member
Aug 8, 2012
1,444
238
63
Country
Region
still waiting !!!
it doesn't look like you answered JTD's question above - do you want to post a photo, or can you not see photos that others have posted? If you want to post a photo, then when making a new post, clock on the icon that says Image in the tool bar above the data entry field, to the right of the smily facem, and follow the instructions.
 

Jessk09

NAWCC Member
Feb 27, 2020
177
23
18
Country
Well, i got 2 more 2 weeks ago, and here they are.And the one on the right has a thread of it’s own.

image.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: Salsagev

chas79

New Member
Feb 6, 2021
2
1
3
64
Country
Hi

This is the smallest alarm clock I have. It's a French alarm with a case made of copper. The chapter ring measures 1 1/8 inches.

T.J. Kloss :cool:
Smallest Alarm clock I have is Looping Alarm with a small case

IMG_4696.jpg IMG_4697.jpg IMG_4700.jpg
 
Know Your NAWCC Forums Rules!
RULES & GUIDELINES

Find member

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
163,513
Messages
1,420,846
Members
84,916
Latest member
Gsader
Encyclopedia Pages
1,101
Total wiki contributions
2,857
Last edit
Aurora's 15 Ruby Jewel Movements by Greg Frauenhoff

514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512

Phone: 717-684-8261

Contact the Webmaster for perceived copyright infringement (DMCA Registration Number 1010287).

Copyright © National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc (A 501c3 non-profit corporation). All Rights Reserved.

The NAWCC is dedicated to providing association services, promoting interest in and encouraging the collecting of clocks and watches including disseminating knowledge of the same.