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While sun dials, water clocks, sand glasses and buring candles have all been known to be used through histroy to tell time, we will consider the history of clocks starting from the beginning or mechanical clocks in the 1300's.

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While sun dials, water clocks, sand glasses and buring candles have all been known to be used through histroy to tell time, we will consider the history of clocks starting from the beginning or mechanical clocks in the 1300's.The Major Events1300'sAppearance of the mechanical clock, powered by falling weights or large springs.1490the development of the coiled main spring for use as a power source for clocks (and later watches)1510the beginning of the watch making industry1656Christiaan Huygens makes the first pendulum clock based on Galileo's earlier designs.1730'

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