pendulum clock


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pendulum clock

[′pen·jə·ləm ‚kläk]
(horology)
A clock having a swinging pendulum as the means for producing a regularly recurring action.
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Also stolen was a white tumble dryer, a silver coloured microwave oven, a Bosch electric drill, a Russell Hobbs steam iron, a white Sky television box, a 10ft by 6ft brown and beige square patterned rug, a green cordless telephone and cradle, a small portable halogen heater, a portable convector heater and a pendulum clock.
However, it wasn't until man developed the tools and know-how in the early 17th Century that the pendulum clock was born.
That the Protector, Oliver Cromwell, paid the extraordinary price of 300 [pounds sterling] for what appears to have been a pendulum clock by the Fromanteel family makes interesting comparison with the prices obtained for the works of art sold under his order from the royal picture collection.
They still required either a pendulum clock or sundial to set them by.
79, Argos (0870 600 2020); Hand-painted egg and bacon pendulum clock, pounds 32.
A 20-foot pendulum clock on its face chronicles the hotel's remarkable staying power with every quiet tick and tock.
The next major improvement in timekeeping was the development of the pendulum clock based on a swinging weight.
Time has stood still for shoppers at a mall since its elaborate pendulum clock stopped.
The famous Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei is credited with inventing the pendulum theory in 1584, but it was not until 1656 that the first pendulum clock was built by Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch scientist.
A pendulum clock would obviously fail to work on the swaying deck of a ship, and the watches of the time were insufficiently accurate.