anchor escapement


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anchor escapement

[′aŋ·kər is‚kāp·mənt]
(horology)
A clock escapement in which pallets of an anchor-shaped component cause the escape wheel to recoil slightly as the wheel is arrested. Also known as recoil escapement.
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The most desirable bracket clocks at auction are those that date from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, they often incorporated verge escapement which had been used in clock making for centuries, however in the 19th century a large percentage of these clocks had their movements altered to incorporate an anchor escapement which was deemed more accurate and reliable at time keeping.
However, in the 19th Century a large percentage of these clocks had their movements altered to incorporate an anchor escapement which was deemed more accurate and reliable at time keeping.
So the first thing that happened was that movements were replaced with anchor escapements capable of running for 30 hours.