Origin of scape wheel
First recorded in 1815–25
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This escapement is chiefly designed for turret clocks with heavy dial-work requiring much power on the scape-wheel.Time and Time-Tellers
James W. Benson
The centre wheel drives the “second wheel” D by its pinion d, and that again drives the scape-wheel E by its pinion e.
It will be observed that the teeth of the scape-wheel have their points set the opposite way Dead escapements.
The arbors of the scape-wheel and hour-wheel are distinct, their pivots meeting in a bush fixed somewhere between the wheels.
Accordingly, attempts have frequently been made to drive the scape-wheel by a spiral spring, like the mainspring of a watch.