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Pendulum Clock Replica - Galileo, 1642 Object Reg. No: ST 029858

Model of a pendulum clock designed by Galileo (1564-1642) shortly before his death and partly constructed by his son Vincenzio in 1649. Galileo was the first to suggest using a pendulum to more accurately control the rate of a clock. He had used a pendulum as a timekeeper while making astronomical observations. The first practical pendulum clock was designed by Huygens in 1657.

Replica based on drawings made after Galileo's death and subsequent models constructed in the 19th century. This model made by A.E. Coke, Scoresby, Victoria, 1959.
Mechanism held between two brass strips, mainspring in brass drum turns large cog wheel that drives gears. The pendulum connects via an escapement that is part verge and part anchor.
Acquisition Information:
Commission from A. Coke, 1959
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 34.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Width), 15.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: pendulums, physical apparatus instruments, clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: components
Maker: A. Coke, Scoresby, Victoria, Australia, 1959
Designer: Galileo Galilei, Italy, 1642

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