The Pendulum

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Scientific, Historical, Philosophical & Educational Perspectives; Edited by Michael R. Matthews, Colin F. Gauld and Arthur Stinner

From the Back Cover -

"The pendulum is a universal topic in primary and secondary schools, but its full potential for learning about physics, the nature of science, and the relationships between science, mathematics, technology, society and culture is seldom realised. Contributions to this 32-chapter anthology deal with the science, history, methodology and pedagogy of pendulum motion..."
This 543 page tome runs around $300.00USD new, but it is a thorough examination of the pendulum. 
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Chapter:  Types of Two-Dimensional Pendulums and Their Uses in Education, by Robert J. Whitaker 

Plate:  Tisley's Compound Pendulum (1874)

Chapter References: 1 of 3

Plate:  'Y' suspended pendulum (1815), also called a Blackburn's Pendulum.  

Plate:  Newton's Harmonograph (1909)

Plate:  Ideal Harmonic Curves (Zahm 1892, Tyndall 1894)

Chapter References: 2 of 3

Chapter References: 3 of 3