Laurie Penman Practical Clock Escapements

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Practical Clock Escapements

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This book describes in detail how to repair and make the most popular clock escapements: crownwheel and verge, anchor(recoil), deadbeat and Brocot, with information on the more specialist types, such as the pinwheel, gravity and grasshopper escapements. Various types of pendulums and suspensions are also discussed. The emphasis throughout is on practical information, with additional advice on tools and jigs.

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The escapement may be said to be the heart of a clock and a good escapment is essential for consistent timekeeping and reliabilty. Escapements take many forms, from the crownwheel and verge usedsince medieval times tohighly sophisticated escapements used in precision regulator clocks and chronometers.

With over 400 line drawings the reader is taken step-bt-step through the various operations when making or repairing escapements, with recommendations on the materials and tools to be used. Throughout the emphasis is on practical information and advice, simply and clearly explained- both the beginner and the more experience clockmaker will learn much from this book.

About the Author:

Laurie Penman is known in the world of clocks as a restorer, tutor and author. Trained as an engineer, he practised for severail years in engineering development and management, before taking to clockmaking as a result of disability. It did not take long to discover the differences between engineering and clocking and adjust from a world of close tolerances to that of the craftsman-fitter.

This adjustments was sometimes expensive for a man trying to make a living at the trade. It was particularly frustrating to discover that many of the books available were no substitute for being taught by a practising clockmaker. As a result he devoloped his own solutions for such problems as the making of escapements, fusee movements. He is a regular contributor to "Clocks" magazine, where his writings has a strong practical element and his methods have been rigorously tested at the bench

He is currently engaged in the design of the movement and pudulum for the Millenium Clock- a clock made to last for a thousand years and to be built in rhodium, aluminium bronze, stainless stell and brass.

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