Working model of the co-axial escapement built by George Daniels

Made:
1985
maker:
George Daniels

Working model of the co-axial escapement built by George Daniels
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Electrically powered demonstration model of the Co-axial escapement by George Daniels. Isle of Man c.1985.

This model was built by Dr Daniels to demonstrate his newly invented escapement and ‘to capture the attention of the Swiss industry’. The escapement suffers virtually no sliding friction and so requires minimal lubrication. The Swiss watchmakers, Omega, currently manufacture it in large numbers. It was bequeathed to the Clockmakers' Museum by George Daniels in 2011.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 1337.

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Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2016-2297
type:
watch
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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