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Pendulum Clock Replica - Huygens, 1657 Object Reg. No: ST 024430

Summary:
Replica of the pendulum clock designed by Christiaan Huygens in 1656 and built by clockmaker Salomon Coster of the Hague, Netherlands in 1657, Hugyens' clock was the first to use a pendulum to control the mechanism, achieving greater accuracy than was possible with the older clock escapements.

Replica made by Camerer Cuss & Co, London, in association with the tercentenary of Huygens' invention in 1957. Duplicate in Science Museum, London.
Description:
Clock movement is mounted on upright wooden stand. Has short pendulum. Weight on 'Huygens' endless cord. Two dials: large hand 1 revolution per 5 minutes; small hand shows hours.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 100 cm (Height), 18 cm (Width), 31 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clocks, pendulums
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: holland
Maker: Camerer Cuss & Co, London, England, Great Britain, 1957
Inventor: Mr Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands, circa 1656

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