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R8

 

Wall Clock with Grasshopper Escapement

This original design features a "grasshopper escapement" which imparts a wonderful sense of movement to the clock as it silently counts off the hours. A hand rubbed shellac finish softly reflects the light  making this an heirloom quality piece.

R7

A Simple Clock

This simple three wheeled clock will keep excellent time and run for 3 days before it needs to be wound. The design philosophy for this clock is to make it as simple and robust as possible, so it is easily kept running, while maintaining accuracy as a timekeeper. This is an excellent entry level clock which can be enjoyed and passed on to future generations.

R5

A Remontoire Clock

This clock features a remontoire, (from the French remonter, meaning "to wind"), a small secondary source of power that is periodically rewound by the main power source. It was typically used in precision clocks to place the source of power closer to the escapement.  By smoothing out variations in the drive force caused by unevenness of the friction in the gear train, the remontoire improves the clock’s accuracy.  This remontoire clock is interesting to watch as there is a periodic movement of the rewind mechanism which is triggered when the remontoire’s spring reaches the end of its power every 15 seconds