Dutch Table Clock with Pendulum

This clock was made by Johannes van Ceulen around 1680. After Christiaan Huygens demonstrated the feasibility of the pendulum for regulating a clock, wealthy homeowners developed a taste for pendulum clocks. Huygens worked with several Dutch clockmakers, including his neighbor Johannes van Ceulen, who made this table clock. It is one of the earliest clocks with a pendulum.

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This clock was made by Johannes van Ceulen around 1680.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Jaclyn Nash
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This clock was made by Johannes van Ceulen around 1680.