Saturday, October 02, 2010

MacDowall's single pin escapement for a pendulum clock

An elegant and novel escapement replicated in LEGO Technic parts.

From the YouTube description:
This escapement is described in Lord Grimthorpe's book "A rudimentary treatise on clocks, watches and bells for public purposes". It has been reinvented many times, but it appears that Macdowall had the most success with it, by paying close attention to its proportions.

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[ Thanks Dave!]

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Anonymous Dave Johnson said...

In addition to its hypnotic grooviness, it is also notably easier to build than most escapements.

October 2, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

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