Drawing and making
a movement

Making wheels & pinions

Join together

Going train:
verge escapement





Going train: verge escapement


The most important part of the going train is the actual escapement. When I started to build this clock I had to choose what kind of escapement I could build. The pre 1656 lantern clocks, well actually all clocks, had balance wheels. Today probably no original balance escapement on lantern clocks exists. All lantern clocks that have a balance wheel today probably had their escapement reconverted in the twentieth century. As I am writing these lines it is exactly 350 years ago that the Dutchman Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum

And the completed clock as a movie:



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