Anchor Escapement - (Clocks) Glossary of Antique Terms

Anchor Escapement - (Clocks) The invention of the anchor escapement is attributed to two different men, Dr. Robert Hooks and William Clement in 1656-7. It was named for the shape of the pallets, which is the steel surface that interrupts the motion of the teeth clicking by on the escape wheel. It looks like a curved anchor. Also called recoil escapement.


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