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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.
Ah, I see. I don’t know why I thought it was Sessions!It's a Gilbert.
Is it not a marriage?I’d only go for the second one (New Haven) because of the poor condition of the dial on the Gilbert. You could probably get the New Haven for $35-40 alone.
Yes it is.The second clock is most surely a Seth Thomas with wrong movement and dial.
I might let the shop know it’s a marriage and they might come down on the price.I'm thinking about a movement practice clock. Others seem to be thinking about a restoration project, that will result in a presentable piece when your done. That might be the best course to take. The money won't be much different!!! These days, clocks are considered pretty much junk (by most) no matter what condition they are in. Willie X
A very good rule. They are very hard to replace and you’ll end up spending lots. Also buy no clock with hot glue.On the first two clocks, for practice either one is fine. My number one no-no for buying is "buy no clock without a complete bezel" so if you are going to fix it up go for the Gilbert.
Yes, it’s a demonic solution.Speaking of hot glue, I bought a cuckoo clock with hot glue holding the whistle assembly. It wouldn't work because the whistle was glued in too low and the bellow couldn't open fully.
It’s not only missing glass but missing the entire door and hinge broken in half.Wow, I never even noticed the missing glass on the second clock. Great advice.