Cam wheel

(Mach.) a wheel with one or more projections (cams) or depressions upon its periphery or upon its face; one which is set or shaped eccentrically, so that its revolutions impart a varied, reciprocating, or intermittent motion.

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It bears against a cam wheel at the top of a pivot whose other end is shackled to a stiff coil spring.
Contriving to turn the cam wheel once every few seconds, we produce a rotation to cancel the Earth's sidereal rotation or solar track if a dual axis is used.