Escape-wheel is a wheel that is easily recognized by the particular shape of its teeth.
It is located between the fourth wheel and the pallets. It is this wheel which, through the inclined planes of its teeth, gives five to ten impulses per second to the anchor which will retransmit its impulses to the balance wheel. It must be as light and therefore as thin as possible.
FABRICATION OF AN ESCAPE-WHEEL THE ARTISANAL METHOD
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