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Another mediaeval turret clock worth mentioning (known from the illustrated books by H. The oldest preserved Dutch domestic clock is referred to as the Barentsz clock, (Fig.1) because of its use during an unfortunate nautical expedition seeking a North passage to China by a captain Willem Barentsz in 1596.This clock, rediscovered on the Island of Nova Zembla (modern day Russia) and now on display in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, proofs to be of fifteenth century gothic origin, both in style and type of construction, with its retaining buttress like shaped corner posts, peg-alarumdial, balance wheel and count wheel similar to those described in the Almanus Manuscript of 1480 from the Augsburg City Library, very skillfully transcribed by John Leopold. (click to enlarge) Th Barentz clock the aeliest known domestic Dutch clocl.(Rijksmuseum Amsterdam) A portrait of a gentleman from Burgundy by a follower of Rogier van der Weyden from c.May be we must leave our romanticized preconception of 'eureca-like', out of the blue inventions by solitary hermits gazing at swinging candelabras.To me it seems that Huygens was much more of a modern scientist.
For the Schoonhoven collection only a poorly illustrated catalogue exists by G. There are of course some Dutch horological masterpieces in London, in the Science Museum, the British Museum (Ilbert Collection), The V&A and Museum of the Clockmakers' Company at the Guildhall.
In 1970 the late collector and connoisseur Enrico Morpurgo ('our own G. Baillie') compiled a list of Dutch clock- and watch-makers from the year 1300 onwards.
He also mounted the most important temporary exhibition of highlights from the Dutch clock history in Amsterdam in 1956, the same year the Science Museum London organized a 'Huygens Tercentenary Exhibition' on the occasion of the 300 year celebration of the introduction of the pendulum clock by Christiaan Huygens. Apart from these three clock museums important clock collections can be found in the (The Boerhaave Museum) in Leyden, The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, the Municipal Museums of Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam, and also the Frisian Museum and Museum Het Princessehof in Leeuwarden, which next to Haarlem, The Hague and Amsterdam the other focal point in Dutch clock industry.
An example of a later Vibrandi watch can nowadays be seen in the Museum in Schoonhoven.
Coster also made small horizontal table clocks of the Bavarian type, known from the Vehmeyer collection.