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.
Hi wow I live in the UK don't know if they have shoulder rivets here will have a search thanksPaul, you, of course, must remove the wheel from the movement, grind or file the back side of the old rivet down where it can be punched out. Then insert a new one, lay it on an anvil and pein it with a hammer until it is snug. Do not tighten enough that the click will not move. A shouldered rivet like the first one on this Timesavers page works well on this type click.
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Thanks dietofnothing having a look around to see where i can buy them from cousins in the uk where i live have a set of 50 but can't get them until March 3rdI just did this one the other night (before image). It was the first time I did it too. I used a drill with a grinding stone to grind off the rivet from the top (click side). I bought a Sessions click kit from Timesavers. You get brass clicks, rivets, and springs new. The rivets were not shouldered - but that’s what I had; so it was going to work. Was not worried about grinding the click cuz was using new one. You could use a file or even drill it out if it’s brass.
Once it was ground thorough, you can pull the click off pretty easily. Then I gently tapped and pulled the old rivet out with a jeweler’s brass hammer & tiny lineman’s style jewelers pliers.
The new click’s rivet was a hair too big for the hole - so I filed the hole with a tiny round file a bit. Then you put the new click in with rivet / spring. I mushroomed the new rivet off with jewelers hammer (steel) hitting a round punch (steel) with a flat face on the rivet.
I didn’t want to use a big hammer cuz everyone says it’s so easy to make them too tight. Took about 10 hits until it was tight not too tight. Then fastened the spring and tested & it worked well.
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