My profession is mechanical clock repair, in Texas since 1990. In addition to local repairs, I receive clocks from all over the United States via UPS or the Postal Service. If you have a clock that needs service, please call me at (979) 704-1113 before you bring or mail your clock. Visit my Clock Repair pages to see examples of the work I do before you decide. No battery-operated clocks, electric, nor cuckoo clocks. My business is listed on the internet under Clock Repair as abbeyclock.com: Mark Headrick, 8709 Greenleaf Dr., College Station, Texas 77845, about a hundred miles NNW of Houston. I am available by appointment only.
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MARC TOVAR: has a website that shows a wooden clock, the escapement of which he designed with the help of my book (read Chapter 10). View it in two AVI movies.
The University of St. Andrews: in Scotland. Visit this superb website with pages about the Epicycloidal Curve (see the involute and cycloidal curves also) and about the Longitude Problem. You could spend hours here!
BHI: The British Horological Institute. The 1st stop for Hints and Tips. Review this abundant resource of information. One of the best horological websites on the net! Also see their Links Page.
NAWCC: The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Columbia, PA.
AWI: The American Watchmaker's Institute, Harrison, OH.
Fendley's: Richard Cox offers excellent gear cutting and escape wheel cutting for clocks. Fendley's is at 1530 Etain Rd, Irving, Texas 75060. If you need to have a new gear cut, you may reach Richard at (972) 986-7698 or send an email to email@example.com.
Howard Miller: If you want to buy a new clock in the United States, visit their website. Be sure to read my Clock Buying Tips before you buy any clock.
Atomtime: A small program for setting your computer's clock to the atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado. Very useful.
ClockWatch: A website with excellent escapement animations and other information.
Historical Clock & Watch Research: offers information from their libriary.
Price-Less Ads: has a very large list of websites for those looking for antiques, jewelry, clocks, watches, and more.
Timesavers: for clock parts, tools and supplies. Some watch tools too.
Martin Rideout: British horology page about electric timepieces.
Time: A nice general interest website (about the history of timekeepers).
Herschede Hall Clock Co.: Read a brief history of the Herschede Hall Clock Co. Also view a serial numbers chart for clocks made by Herschede, including mechanical and electric clocks sold under the Herschede, Revere, and GE brands.
Calendars: This page explains some history about calendars: Gregorian, Julian, Chinese, Hebrew, Islamic, Indian. This is all, of course, related to the history of horology.
The National Maritime Museum: in London (UK). Has a lot of historical information about important timekeepers.
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The Missions of San Antonio: visit the Spanish missions in San Antonio, Texas. Most tourists visit only the Alamo, missing out on so much of San Antonio's history.
Dinosaurs in Texas: fossils and skeletons, mostly from Texas, including a pterosaur with its forty foot wing span.
The Painted Churches of Texas: visit some of the stunning 19th-century churches with their elaborately decorated interiors, built circa 1840 to 1920 in the area around Schulenburg, Texas, by Czech, Wendish and German immigrants.
Paintings and Art: a fantastic collection of paintings and more art, some dating back to the Middle Ages.
Santo Domingo: photo gallery showing the Dominican Republic the way I remember it, not the way you see in the tourist books. My family lived there for 27 years. Anyone planning a vacation should consider Santo Domingo as their next destination. As the first European city in America, its historical monuments and history offer so much more than the isolated beach resorts. Forget Punta Cana and Altos de Chavón.
Vintage Car Photo Gallery: Visit my photo gallery of vintage and antique cars. These photos were taken in Dick's Classic Car Museum and the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History. If you do not have the opportunity to visit either museum, I hope you will enjoy my photos online. This car photo gallery has over two hundred photos on seven pages!
Social Stratification: Sociology students will be interested to read Dr. Cecil Headrick's thesis, explaining how the American Dream was systematically denied to the majority of Americans. Though Cecil wrote his thesis in 1941, so much of it remains true today!
The Headrick Family tree: Originally from Scotland, William Headrick emigrated to America in 1753. His descendants settled in Greeneville, Tennessee. I am a ninth generation American and a son of the Revolution. I have ancestors from Finland (Jakobstad), Scotland (Perthshire), France (Marseille), and England (Norfolk). Records of some of my French ancestors, the Delascours, go back as far as 1420. Find your ancestors on Geneanet, and build a website about your family tree.
Cars: If you are thinking about buying a vintage car, take a look at these scans from old editions of Consumer Reports to judge the repair history of the car before you buy: 1963-68 66-71 70-73 72-77 78-83
Jupiter: some photos of Jupiter and the moon above Austin.
Compendio Jurídico Dominicano: Estudiantes de la ley dominicana y abogados también pueden leer gratis el compendio del Dr. William C. Headrick, un abogado en Santo Domingo entre 1974 y 2002. Sus otros libros incluyen "Tendencias actuales del derecho francés," "Los derechos humanos en Europa y América," y su última obra en 2008: "Diez años de jurisprudencia civil y comercial (1997-2002)."
My "old schools:"
Sedbergh School: Dura virum nutrix. Ad astra per aspera, sed diutissime de profundis clamavi ad te Domine.
University of St. Andrews: Caelum denique. This was the place to study, the oldest university in Scotland, in the Top Five, and fit for a prince. The work was overwhelming, no time for golf. I spent the best two years of my life here. Every day in St. Andrews was like living in history. This is where I became interested in watches and clocks. Very traditional atmosphere.
College of William and Mary: in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Alma Mater of Thomas Jefferson. If you prefer work that is not overwhelming and an exceptionally quiet, traditional atmosphere in the United States, this is the place.
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