Orrery planetary model with gearwork and scale

Made:
1781-1789 in England

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Orrery with brass gearwork and scale, showing six planets out to Uranus, unsigned, England, 1781-1789

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1928-930
Materials:
brass, complete, ivory, silver and steel
Measurements:
overall (plate): 270 mm {10.5 inches}
type:
orrery
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • visual and verbal communication
  • model - representation
credit:
Mr Thomas H. Court