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Anchor escapement

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.
Historical Examples

As a timekeeper the anchor escapement is inferior to the dead-beat escapement.
Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley

The motions of the latter act, through an anchor escapement, upon a system of wheels.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882 Various


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