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Instructor: Al Dodson

Workshop Fee:
NAWCC Member

$660 Early Bird (before 04/25/2014)

$710 Regular

Non Member

$700 Early Bird (before 04/25/2014)

$750 Regular

Lab Fee: $60.00

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School of Horology
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-8261 ext.237

Clock Escapements

The escapement is the heartbeat of the clock; its rhythmic and precise ticking control the power released from the clock train and uses that energy to keep the pendulum in motion.  If the escapement is faulty, the clock will not run or will be an erratic timekeeper.  The successful repairman must be able to identify and adjust many different types of escapements. Escapements are subject to wear and mishandling. The repairman must also be able to repair these faults and restore the escapement to operation.  Occasionally, the escapement is missing or too worn to repair; a competent clockmaker must be able to fabricate and install proper replacement.

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

·         Identify the parts and functions of an escapement

·         Identify a various  types of escapements

·         Draw the escapement

·         Adjust the recoil escapement

·         Adjust the dead beat escapement

·         Remove wear and polish pallets

·         Mount and true an escape wheel

·         Replace a missing set of recoil pallets

·         Replace a missing set of deadbeat pallets

·         Cut a replacement escape wheel


Prerequisites – WS-204 Introduction to Machine Tools and Materials, or consent of the instructor.

Tools Student Required to Bring:


The workshop will be held at the NAWCC School of Horology on Monday-Friday (half day on Friday), between the hours of 8:30 and 5:00. Those students wishing to stay Friday afternoon may use the time to practice skills learned during the course. This includes 1 hour for lunch each day.



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