McCarty Clock Restoration

I have been living and working in Philadelphia since returning from spending two years

studying antique clock conservation at West Dean College,West Sussex, UK.

I earned two post-graduate diplomas in antique clock conservation ('05 & '06) as well

as graduating from the British Horological Institute ('06) where I won the South Branch

prize for the best practical piece.

West Dean is a small (50-60 full-time students) college located on a 6000 acre estate

in the beautiful West Sussex Downs that specializes in conservation/restoration arts.

There are a variety of programs, each one with separate expert tutors and purpose-built

workshops. There are a maximum of 8 clock students per year and entry requires

a bachelor's degree and passing a rigorous day-long practical test.

I have restored clocks for many local institutions including the following:

Independence National Hall

Union League of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Hospital

Dietrich American Foundation

Woodford Mansion, Fairmount Park

The Philadelphia Club

Additionally, I have restored 7 Stretch family tallcase clocks including the two in

Independence Hall and the Dietrich American clock which is on display in the

Early American Art galleries of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Please note that there are unscrupulous people out there who claim to have

"West Dean horological education" who have never attended or earned degrees

from the college. The college is housed in the original manor house on the

estate and hosts many different conferences and short courses, mostly completely

unrelated to the diploma programs. It would seem obvious that attending a conference

sponsored by a group unaffiliated with West Dean does not make one

"West Dean educated" and anyone claiming so is, to put it mildly, 'making stuff up'.

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