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Balance wheel

balance (def 15).
Historical Examples

The economical man has in his savings a balance wheel whose momentum carries him by hard places.
Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde

This little country has been called the “balance wheel of the world’s trade.”
Birdseye Views of Far Lands James T. Nichols

The crutch engages with the upper part of the spring, and as the balance wheel swings the pallets are actuated.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5 Various

The balance wheel was going back and forth quietly and faithfully.
Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson

Perhaps, even, the bearings of its balance wheel had finally become frozen and had brought it to a stop!
The Year When Stardust Fell Raymond F. Jones

It served as a balance wheel to keep me from flying to pieces.
Memoirs of John R. Young John Young

After the assembling comes the adjusting of the balance wheel and the hair spring.
Makers of Many Things Eva March Tappan

Complete, with balance wheel, it weighed two hundred pounds.
The Air Ship Boys H.L. Sayler

The old clock is prepared for use by removing the hands, balance wheel and escapement so that the wheels will turn freely.
The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various

Douglas was the oldest; she seemed to be the balance wheel for the family.
A House Party with the Tucker Twins Nell Speed

a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece, thereby regulating its beat


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