Pin Pallet Escapement

Some articles on pin pallet escapement, escapement, pallet, pins, pallets:

Lever Escapement - Pin Pallet Escapement
... A cheaper, less accurate version of the lever escapement is used in alarm clocks, kitchen timers, mantel clocks and, until the late 1970s, cheap watches, called ... It functions similarly to the lever, except that the lever pallet jewels are replaced by vertical metal pins ... In a lever escapement, the pallets have two angled faces, the locking face and the impulse face, which must be carefully adjusted to the correct angles ...

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