Dover Castle Clock

Dating from c. 1600, this is one of the few remaining clocks in the world that still feature ts original Verge and Foliet escapements. It has been moved and restored, and is now on exhibit in the Science Museum, London.


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Timeline of Events Associated with Dover Castle Clock

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Dover Castle Clock Mechanism

circa. 1280 to circa. 1280

Verge and Foliet Clock

The Verge and Foliet are the first escapements to be used to construct the first mechanical clocks. Using a notched wheel and a rod wih two plates, the rotational motion of the wheel can be controlled and regulated into small ticks. These escapements were used in all clocks until the pendulum was introduced, and da Vinci used these mechanisms in his own clockwork.

The animated motion of a Verge escapement