Model of Huygens' Pendulum Clock, as Illustrated in his 'Horologium' of 1658.

Made:
1956 in The Hague

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Reconstruction of Huygens' pendulum timepiece of 1658, with pendulum, 2 weights and 2 pulleys. Illustrated in the 'Horologium' in 1658, it is controlled by a pendulum and driven by a weight.

A reconstruction of Huygens' pendulum timepiece of 1658, with pendulum, 2 weights and 2 pulleys.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1956-220
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), felt, iron and wood (unidentified)
type:
reconstruction
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • clock
credit:
Camerer Cuss and Company