Sentence Examples with the word escapement

He is credited with the invention of the anchor escapement for clocks, and also with the application of spiral springs to the balances of watches, together with the explanation of their action by the principle Ut tensio sic vis (1676).

The number of men permitted to work in any mine not having an escapement shaft cannot, in any circumstances, exceed ten during.

According to a revised mining law of 1899 (subsequently amended), all mines are required to be in charge of certified mine managers, mine examiners, and hoisting engineers, when the services of the engineers are necessary; and every mine must have an escapement shaft distinct from the hoisting shaft.

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The time in which the escapement or connexion is being completed.