Long-Case Pendulum Clock by Fromanteel, 1660-1665

Made:
1660-1665 in London
maker:
Ahasuerus Fromanteel

Long-case clock by Ahasuerus Fromanteel, London. In ebony case, with pendulum and box of parts, 1660-1665

The Fromanteel family produced the first pendulum clocks in England, following the visit of Fromanteel’s son John to Holland (Netherlands). He learned to make these new clocks from Salomon Coster who had an agreement with Christiaan Huygens to use his idea. Clocks now became accurate enough to have minute hands.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1980-244
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), ebony, glass, steel (metal)
type:
clock
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Estate of Lady E M Hunting.
status:
Permanent collection

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