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"The deadbeat form of the anchor escapement was initially used only in precision clocks, but due to its superior accuracy its use spread during the 19th century to most quality pendulum clocks. Almost all pendulum clocks made today use it. Tower clocks are one of the few types of pendulum clock which the anchor did not dominate. The varying force applied to the wheel train by the large exterior hands, exposed to wind, snow, and ice loads, was better handled by gravity escapements."