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Model: X06 Doublewheel Gravity Escapement
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Clock Escapements
ID:
X06
Title (English):
Doublewheel Gravity Escapement
Title (German):
Doppelradige Schwerkrafthemmung von Denison (Westminsteruhr)
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [251,255]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [251,255,506]mm
Medium:
cast iron and brass on wood pedestal
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
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Description:
This escapement is similar to that used in the Tower of Westminster, otherwise known as Big Ben. This escapement uses two side pendula which engages the main pendulum on each side of its oscillation. This escapement was designed to avoid the the sudden impulse given by the usual anchor escapement.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2001-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
X06. Doublewheel Gravity Escapement
Rights:
Jon Reis/www.jonreis.com. Jon Reis Photography grants Cornell University Libraries, and the Cornell College of Engineering the rights to display copyrighted images of the Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Mechanisms on the Cornell University and National Science Digital Library web sites and for unlimited use in Cornell University Library publications for education purposes only. Rights for all other uses such as editorial, advertising, web use and display by third parties not affiliated with Cornell University are reserved by the photographer.
Descr:
Date Created:
2005-01-19 11:02:16
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/small/X06.jpg
Size (w x h):
255 x 384

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