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Bob Tascione

    Hi Jay,
    Ahhhh, ok…I understand now why you thought the escape wheel was running backwards. The movement in the number 5 clock vid. uses a half dead beat escapement. Those teeth do lean forward so that would be confusing. I believe your Sessions movement is a recoil. Take a look when you have a chance in the Animation Workshop at the Recoil and Half Dead beat animations and you’ll see how to determine which type you have. The shape of the verge (pallets) is different. The Recoil escape wheel teeth will lean backwards or away from the direction that it’s rotating.