Robert Hooke and Horology

  title={Robert Hooke and Horology},
  author={Alfred Rupert Hall},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={167 - 177}
  • A. Hall
  • Published 1 April 1951
  • History
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Robert Hooke (1635-1703), Curator of Experiments to the Royal Society and subsequently its Secretary, is generally credited with two important contributions to the art of the clock-maker among the many other productions of his versatile and practical genius: the invention of the anchor escapement and the spring' controlled balance-wheel. The great step forward in time-keeping, first suggested by Galileo, of applying the isochronous properties of a pendulum to the mechanism of a clock, was of… 


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