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.

Physical 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.

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