Space Time No.1
The escapement used in Space Time is a sculptural variation on Cole's Gravity Escapement, invented by the British clockmaker Thomas Cole around 1880. The original pattern of Cole's escapement can be seen here :
This clock uses the second gravity type escapement I've worked with after the double 6 legged. After making a few protoypes following Cole's pattern I wasn't happy with the action, so the escape wheel geometry was modified from the original. I also inverted the gravity arms, because that's my thing. I also applied delrin rollers in place of the Cole's original sliding contact 'impulse planes'.
The escapement is regulated by a balance wheel, rather than a true pendulum. The escape wheel rotates every 30 seconds, hence the 30 mark on the dial, just in case one thinks life is slipping by at twice the rate. As with all gravity type escpaments impiluse is given by the gravity arms, so the mechanisms task is to reset the arms for the next impulse.
The dial for this clock was made in the traditional manner, by engraving the numerals into the surface and filling with an encaustic wax.
Technical Details: Cole's escapement. Automatic winding. Brass and aluminum. Balance regulated.
Overall Dimensions: IN: 12W 6D 12H CM: 30W 15.5D 30H