Prof. Dr. Ir. Reinier Plomp
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Prof. Reinier Plomp

After his study in Technical physiics at the Technological University Delft, R. Plomp was from 1953 to 1989 head of hearing and speech research ar TNO (organisation for applied scientific research) as well from 1972 to 1994 professor in experimental audiology at the free University in Amsterdam.


His horological interest were aroused by discovering the role of Christiaan Huygens in the origin of French and English pendulum clocks. After three articles in Antiquarian Horology, he published in 1979 the book: Spring-driven Dutch Pendulum clocks, 1657-1710.