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Escape wheel

tlw1344

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I have a wall clock that needs a new escape wheel. It is a half dead beat escapement. The EW turns counter clockwise. Are the escape wheel at Timesavers for dead beat or half dead beat? Does it matter?

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harold bain

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Number of teeth and diameter of the wheel are the critical measurements. The wheel can be mounted in either direction.
 

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Usually the anchor has to be made for the wheel. David LaBounty could make one for you. Be ready with the size of the wheel and number of teeth. He may need more information too.

Is yours broken or missing?
 

tlw1344

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Lot of teeth were bent. I straighten them but I can not get the index set on some teeth. I have tried to check the index but they seem to be the same. Thought about replacing the EW but I think it makes a difference if it is a half deadbeat vs a deadbeat escapement.
 

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Who was the maker of the movement, and the number of EW teeth? Someone might have one in a junker movement if you could post a few pictures of the movement and/or escape wheel.
 

Willie X

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All deadbeats work the same. The only difference is the level of sophistication. The deadbeat does like longer thinner teeth with a little more foward slant on its escape wheel.
The teeth can be quite stubby on a recoil escapement.
Willie X
 

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Lot of teeth were bent. I straighten them but I can not get the index set on some teeth. I have tried to check the index but they seem to be the same. Thought about replacing the EW but I think it makes a difference if it is a half deadbeat vs a deadbeat escapement.
What is the index?
Tinker Dwight
 

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If you have a few teeth that you know are good, make an impression of them in clay, they carefully compare all of the others to that impression. Irregularities will be quite apparent.
 

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A picture of the escape wheel you have would make things easier! Along with some of the movement and the anchor.
 

tlw1344

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I call the index is the distance between the teeth. I took clay and tried to check the distance. I had a replacement EW, 46 tooth and replaced it. I set the lock and drop but still have trouble keeping it running. It is a ST time only. I have trouble with half bead beat escapements for some reason. I took the movement apart and cleaned plus replaced the bushing for the EW thinking the wheel was moving up an down a little. I will keep working. Thanks for the suggestions.
 

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Some good close-up pics of the verge at lock position on both sides would help us here.
 

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