Movement 402

402. G. O. Guernsey’s patent escapement for watches. In this escapement two balance-wheels are employed, carried by the same driving-power, but oscillating in opposite directions, for the purpose of counteracting the effect of any sudden jar upon a watch or time-piece. The jar which would accelerate motion of one wheel would retard the motion of other. Anchor, A, is secured to lever, B, having an interior and exterior toothed segment at its end, each one of which gears with the pinion of balance-wheels.