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Object Name Clock
Catalog Number 1999.10.1
Collection Timepiece
Other Name Galileo's escapement model
Date 1959-1959
Description 1959
Detent escapement model demonstrating Galileo Galilei's application of the pendulum and pin wheel. This model was based on the 1641 drawing by Vincensio Galilei of his father's ideas.

Maker Eugene Compton
Material Iron frame, brass wheels
Place of Origin San Francisco, California, USA
Notes A 36325 H²W²D 14²6²5.5 IN²IN²IN o.a.²o.a.²o.a.