Orrery planetary model by Benjamin Martin, 1738-1777

Made:
1738-1777 in London
maker:
Benjamin Martin

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Brass drum orrery on claw foot stand, showing 6 planets out to Saturn by B. Martin, London, mid 18th century

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1919-463
Materials:
brass, complete, ivory and steel
type:
planetaria (models)
credit:
Mr Thomas H. Court