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anchor escapement

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noun Horology.
  1. an escapement in which wedge-shaped pallets engage with an escape wheel having pointed teeth, usually facing in the direction of revolution, so that the escape wheel recoils slightly at every release.
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Origin of anchor escapement

First recorded in 1850–55
Also called recoil escapement.
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  • The anchor-escapement was invented by Clement, a London clockmaker, in 1680.

    A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume I (of 2)

    Johann Beckman