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The Practical Watch Escapement


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Foreword IntroductionGeneral PrinciplesVerge Escapement Cylinder EscapementVirgule Escapement Duplex Escapement Lever EscapementEscaping AngleLever AngleThe Draw AngleThe Balance Roller The Pallets and Escape WheelDetent Escapement The Unlocking AngleThe Angle of DrawThe Locking StonePivoted DetentThe Impulse Angle Radial Impulse at Each VibrationRobin Escapement Echappement NaturelSummary Detached Escapements without lubricantIndependent Double Wheel Escapement Double Radial Impulse with Single WheelCo-Axial EscapementExtra Flat Co-Axial EscapementSymmetrical Co-Axial EscapementPhotographic Plates

About the Author

George Daniels, MBE, DSC (HONS), FSA, FCGI, FBHI, FAWI was a practicing horologist with over fifty years experience in both antiquarian and modern watchmaking, and a pastmaster of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Amongst his awards for contribution to the art and science of watchmaking - including the design of his own escapements - are the Tompion Gold Medal, The British Horological Institute Gold Medal, The City and Guilds of London Gold Medal, The Arts Sciences and Learning Award of the City of London and the Victor Kullberg Medal of the Stockholm Watchmakers' Guild.

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