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willofiam
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@SteveFox wrote:

it seems to me that it would distribute the wear on the pinion, thus extending the life of the clock

Hey Steve, not sure, the worn pinions I have seen are all worn in a certain spot, some almost cut through. it is interesting though that it is the steel being worn before the brass (at least thats what it looks like), there has been alot of debate about how that happens, like in the case of a hardened burnished steel pallet face having a groove worn into it by the brass escape wheel which still appears to be untouched. To me it doesnt make sense or have I ever read of a particular formula to purposely bend a wheel to help the wear issue. Good job on catching that, I never noticed. have a fantastic day, William

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