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    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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Tim Fitzgerald

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I have a Seth Thomas clock #123d movement , it has a between the plate verge, well it doesn't have one at the moment "It's missing". So I need to replace it but I have looked on the popular parts places but they dont have them for Seth Thomas clocks.. Can someone tell me where I might find them?
 

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That's not so simple. You'll likely have to adapt one of the available ones. Consider having a look at Mr Conover's escapement book, which should provide some guidance, and also see what David LaBounty's website--or Mr LaBounty himself--has to say.

And make sure that the old one isn't floating around in the clock's case. It happens.

Mark Kinsler
 

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I hope someone else here is familiar with this movement. I don't know which one is--at least one later ST movement used pin pallets. Please post some photographs of what you have. That ought to speed up a more helpful response.

Mark Kinsler
 

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I would suggest measuring the distance between the plates, including the plate thickness. Then check with the ones the suppliers show for the same measurement. Most of them are for Ansonia, but you might get fortunate. Otherwise, you'll need a donor movement. Check the big auction site.
 
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