The oldest known Dutch longcase clock (see above) is signed Anthonius Hoevenaer, c.1680. He was an instrument-maker at Leiden University. The clock has a short pendulum, with only the weight passing down the slim, black trunk. It has five dials, with elaborately ajour-sawn and gilded foliage decoration. It is one of the earliest examples in a European museum showing hours, minutes, seconds, date and lunar phases. (Details and images of this clock were taken from the Museum website).