Differences in long vs short drop wood movements?

Discussion in 'Wood Movement Clocks' started by spxer, Nov 26, 2019.

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  1. spxer

    spxer Registered User

    Jun 20, 2016
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    What are the differences in long or regular length pendulum wooden movements and the shorter wooden clock movements? Obviously the escape wheel tooth count and verge. Generally 32 vs 42 teeth on those I have seen. Are there other differences in the gear train or cable barrel etc? Can they be interchanged by substituting a different escape wheel?
  2. salvtrinny

    salvtrinny Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    In the short drop wood movements, the winding barrels are smaller in diameter. The escape wheel has more teeth as you mentioned. I'm not sure of the tooth count of the gears. The access holes (4) are smaller and early short drops have a squared hour hand mounting hole.

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