Compensating Pendulum


The compensating (or gridiron) pendulum was invented by the British clockmaker, John Harrison, ca. 1726. This example was apparently made for classroom demonstrations.

Ref: Max Kohl, Physical Apparatus (Chemnitz, 1904), p. 245.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.334764Catalog Number: 334764Accession Number: 312091

Object Name: pendulum, compensating

Measurements: overall: 16 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 41.275 cm x 27.305 cm x 17.145 cmoverall: 16 3/8 in x 10 3/4 in x 5 9/16 in; 41.5925 cm x 27.305 cm x 14.12875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1761227

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