• 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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A1skyraider

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Got this one from a friend who said it had been in his family back in the 1870’s. His great Aunt had it and she died in 1910. Need info on same.

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Hi,

You have an American Seth Thomas (as indicated by the ST logo on the movement) octagonal gallery clock. It would have been new in the 1870's when your friend's family originally acquired it. Hopefully someone will be able to advise you as to the exact model.

Regards.
 

A1skyraider

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Hi,

You have an American Seth Thomas (as indicated by the ST logo on the movement) octagonal gallery clock. It would have been new in the 1870's when your friend's family originally acquired it. Hopefully someone will be able to advise you as to the exact model.

Regards.
Thank you Ticktocktime
 

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These are sometimes known as "Marine" or "Lever" wall clocks or some combination of Marine Octagon/Lever clock. They are not really rare, but also don't necessarily turn up super often. Thousands were made in all sorts of various case types (plain boxy octagon, ogee curved sides like yours, rounded over top edge, papier mache, ornate carved ones, and ones with mother of pearl or painted designs).
 

A1skyraider

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These are sometimes known as "Marine" or "Lever" wall clocks or some combination of Marine Octagon/Lever clock. They are not really rare, but also don't necessarily turn up super often. Thousands were made in all sorts of various case types (plain boxy octagon, ogee curved sides like yours, rounded over top edge, papier mache, ornate carved ones, and ones with mother of pearl or painted designs).
Thank you Sooth
 
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