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His techniques in clock making are still used today.
It still remains a mystery as to where Willard learned his unique skills.
While the watch escapement type of clock had been made in a limited way for use aboard ships, it was Eastman's idea to put the watch escapement in a high quality striking clock for home use.
He argued that it could make an excellent timekeeper, that it would run in any position, and that it would not have to be set plum on the mantle as pendulum clocks did.
Fine gilt lever movement with Admiralty issue mark.