Pendulum clock by Ahasuerus Fromanteel, c. 1665
Image number: 1980-244
The Fromanteel family produced the first pendulum clocks in England, following the visit of Fromanteel’s son John to Holland.
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.
Source: The Estate of Lady E M Hunting
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