escapement


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escapement

1. any similar mechanism that regulates movement, usually consisting of toothed wheels engaged by rocking levers
2. (in a piano) the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate
3. an overflow channel

escapement

[ə′skāp·mənt]
(horology)
A device in a timepiece consisting of a toothed wheel which engages alternate pallets attached to an oscillating member.
(mechanical engineering)
A ratchet device that permits motion in one direction slowly.
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The specific null hypotheses were tested for flatfishes and sea scallop escapement separately.
The escapement finger and actuator pairs are shown in the figure below.
After about 1820, the verge was entirely superseded by the superior anchor escapement, although on account of their rarity, verge clocks are more prized by collectors" Edward said.
The observed rate of escapement (37%) was similar to that had been found for Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) (Albert et al.
Housed inside the silicon case, chosen for its low weight and incomparable hardness, are four escapements, beautifully displayed at diagonal angles in an Excalibur case, from which sound is emitted in unison.
Powering this commemorative timepiece is OMEGA's exclusive calibre 2202 with a Co-Axial escapement and special luxury finish.
The anchor escapement was replaced by the verge escapement.
Nestled within the hand-wound mechanical movement is a flying tourbillon that comprises a balance spring, anchor and escapement wheel made of silicon.
George Daniels; a master watchmaker & his art; the story of the man who invented the co-axial escapement.
It also includes a dozen working clock escapement mechanisms, from the early verge and foliot escapement to the gravity escapement employed in London's famous Big Ben, according to the K-MODDL website, kmoddl.
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