• 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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bangster

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to search the message board using the google search engine, just add 'site:mb.nawcc.org' to your search params... i.e.,:

bushing by hand site:mb.nawcc.org
 
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Joe Jones

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Just tried it. I entered "clocks site:mb.mawcc.org"
Got "Your search - clocks site:mb.mawcc.org - did not match any documents."
Tried it with other topics with same results.
 

Steven Thornberry

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Just tried it. I entered "clocks site:mb.mawcc.org"
Got "Your search - clocks site:mb.mawcc.org - did not match any documents."
Tried it with other topics with same results.
But you wrote "mawcc" instead of "nawcc." That makes the difference.
 

Joe Jones

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Thanks. Instead of typing it out, I copied and pasted from the original post at the top of the page and didn't notice the error in the original. I'll try it again.

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Joe Jones

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Just tried it by copying, pasting, and changing the M to an N. It worked fine. Thanks again.
 

bruce linde

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yes, well, the only appropriate response is: bad, bangster, bad!

i’ve edited his post.... o_O;)
 

bruce linde

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glad it's working for you... i find it to be incredibly useful when trying to dig up info... especially something i posted about three years ago (for example). the trick is to find the right phrases, i.e.:

bushing tool site:mb.nawcc.org​

would return more hits than:

k&d bushing tool site:mb.nawcc.org​

it allows us to use the power of google searches... which, frankly, kick butt over what the forum search offers (to be fair, that's kind of like comparing godzilla to the gecko lizard). using google, you can try a specific date range (i.e., previous year, last 7 days, etc.), pull up your search results and then switch to 'images' to look for a specific clock, etc.... doesn't always work, but i use it several times a time like this.

have fun!
 

Joe Jones

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Thanks for the tip! I've been searching the pages for a problem I've had and been coming up with "no results found"
One search with Google and the magic phrase at the end, and there are over twenty results.
 
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I use google search to also find my own postings, its much quicker.
 
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