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    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.

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Seeking photo of E.N. Welch o.g. Glass painting

MikeFields

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Hello, I’m interested in restoring the glass painting on an E.N. Welch 8-day O.G. That I got at an antique mall. I’ve attached a photo of what it looks like now. I can’t make out much of the corner detail. Does anyone own a clock with a similar painting that they’d be willing to share with me as a guide? Thanks so much in advance!

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shutterbug

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If you don't get a pic here, try the clock general forum. One of those guys might have a pic for you.
 
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MikeFields

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Sir, thank you so much! Exactly what I was looking for. It's definitely not etched as can scrape a dot of it off the front with my fingernail, so it must be painted/frosted. I wish I had a clearer closer photo of the tablet so I could tell the grain size. I'd also like to see more of the bottom florals but beggars can't be choosy. On ebay/amazon, I found a pkg of 500 "14kt gold" or "Made in the USA" oval stickers which are about 1/2" x 5/16", the same size as the multitude of leaves on the design. I'm going to put the stickers on the glass and get a frosted glass spray can and see if the frosting is fine enough granularity, if not I'll brush on.
I appreciate your time!
 
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Your original glass sounds like it is stenciled using varnish and a silver stenciling powder.
 

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The glasses in these clocks are often called etched when many are not. I pulled the attachment together sometime back to further the discussion and thoughts around these sorts of glasses. It may be of interest, maybe not.
 

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