Large orrery with eight-day clock, 1733.

Made:
1733 in Bedford

Large Orrery with 8-day clock, 1733.

This large orrery was made by Charles Butcher of Bedford, for Lord Trevor, Baron of Bromham in 1733. An eight-day clock rotates the planets. The calendar ring is four and half feet in diameter and has painted metal figures for the signs of the zodiac. The instrument was later owned by Dr. Stephen Demainbray (1710-1782), a lecturer in experimental philosophy, and was the most impressive in his collection which he used to illustrate his public lectures on astronomy.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1618
Materials:
brass, wood, walnut (veneer), octagonal, silvered dials on clock stem and ivory
Measurements:
overall: 2000 mm 1350 mm,
Sun orb: 100 mm,
Clock Mechanism: 650 mm 800 mm,
type:
orreries and clocks
credit:
King's College, London

Parts

Large orrery with eight-day clock, 1733.

Large orrery with eight-day clock, 1733.

Large Orrery with 8-day clock

Measurements:
overall: 2000 mm x 1350 mm x 1350 mm,
Materials:
brass , Wood and walnut
Object Number:
1927-1618/1
type:
orreries and clocks
Sections of Orrery with eight-day clock

Sections of Orrery with eight-day clock

Parts to a Large Orrery with 8-day clock where metal zodiac figures and planets are rotated around a clock.

Measurements:
overall: 110 mm x 280 mm x 210 mm,
Object Number:
1927-1618/2
type:
sections of orrery with eight-day clock
Wooden Base for Large Orrery with 8-day Clock

Wooden Base for Large Orrery with 8-day Clock

Wooden base for Large Orrery with 8-day clock

Measurements:
overall: 570 mm x 550 mm x 570 mm,
Object Number:
1927-1618/3
type:
base - object component
Part of Wooden Base for Large Orrery with 8-day Clock

Part of Wooden Base for Large Orrery with 8-day Clock

Part of Wooden base for Large Orrery with 8-day clock

Measurements:
overall: 90 mm x 220 mm x 30 mm,
Object Number:
1927-1618/4
type:
base - object component
Metal strut/base for large orrery with eight-day clock, 1733

Metal strut/base for large orrery with eight-day clock, 1733

Base/Strut to a large orrery with 8-day clock, possibly metal/brass, that rotates planets and zodiac figures around a clock.

Measurements:
overall: 210 mm x 1000 mm x 210 mm,
Object Number:
1927-1618/5
type:
strut/base for large orrery with eight-day clock, 1733