In this contribution the life and the works of Pietro Torquato Tasso (1765-1842) are presented. He was an artisan, watchmaker, mechanic, armourer and inventor whose memory has been lost. According to recent archival researches, P. Torquato Tasso built masterly works for the University, for the city of Ferrara and for many famous Italian and foreign people. During the last years of the 18th century he designed and built two tower pendulum clocks, one for the Tower of the Estle Castle and one for the University, that worked until the end of the 19th century. Some of his works are presently hosted by the “Historical physics instruments collection”, section of the “University museum system” and will be presented during this contribution to unveil a piece of unknown story of the city and of the University of Ferrara.

Pietro Torquato Tasso (1765-1842), the inventor: stories of watches and various instruments between science and everyday life

BERTELLI SUSANNA
Primo
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ZINI GRAZIA
Secondo
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VICENTINI CHIARA BEATRICE;LENISA PAOLO
Ultimo
2019

Abstract

In this contribution the life and the works of Pietro Torquato Tasso (1765-1842) are presented. He was an artisan, watchmaker, mechanic, armourer and inventor whose memory has been lost. According to recent archival researches, P. Torquato Tasso built masterly works for the University, for the city of Ferrara and for many famous Italian and foreign people. During the last years of the 18th century he designed and built two tower pendulum clocks, one for the Tower of the Estle Castle and one for the University, that worked until the end of the 19th century. Some of his works are presently hosted by the “Historical physics instruments collection”, section of the “University museum system” and will be presented during this contribution to unveil a piece of unknown story of the city and of the University of Ferrara.
978-88-6952-117-1
Physics, instruments, artisans, Ferrara
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