Antique and Vintage Metronomes

The metronome was foreshadowed in the 1580s when Galileo Galilei observed that pendulums are roughly isochronous, which means that the duration of their swing will be the same in pendulums of similar length. This made pendulums useful components for timekeeping pieces such as the clock built by Christiaan Huyghens in 1657. By the end of the 17th century, Etienne Loulie was applying pendulum technology to a metronome, but it was not perfected...Continue Reading