• 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.

three strikes out, seven strokes fighting back

Jaap

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Last spring we had plans to go to america for a holiday with our daughter, who is living in NY.
2 days before departure I was hospitalised with, as the MRI scans showed, 7 brain strokes and a paralysed left side.
After several weeks, early MaY, I was dismissed from the hospital. With the loving support of my wife, we started a recovery program. There was at that moment no support from the hospital. She made every day a new list with things to do. And now I am able to use my left hand almost a good as before. I'm now confident to dismantle a movement. Last week I replaced a glassdoor form a French mantle clock and made from brass a lid for the back. I'm back.

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Welcome back, Jaap! Sounds like you've been through a lot, but from the pictures you posted, you are indeed "back"! Great work! Forge ahead, and post often! :thumb:
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome.
At this moment I'm working on a Koma anniversary clock, wich has a broken suspension spring and misadjusted pallets. After replacing the spring and adjusting the pallets, the clock is happily ticking. This clock is a gift to the charityshop. Only thing to do is cleaning the brass. All This will help to train my left arm from a neglect.:D

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:thumb: Good for you Jaap. Beautiful work. I love that back door. Your user name should be "Jaap, the comeback kid". This shows what determination,practice and patience can do.

Missy
 

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Tanks for your couraging words.
I will keep on working on clocks. It's giving me a goal to achieve.
Tank you all.

Jaap
 

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:thumb: Good for you Jaap. Beautiful work. I love that back door. Your user name should be "Jaap, the comeback kid". This shows what determination,practice and patience can do.

Missy
Ditto for me,thanks Missy for saying it better than I could.
tom
 
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