Orrery planetary model

Made:
1851-1880 in London
maker:
Newton and Company Limited

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Pulley and cord orrery by Newton and Company with two inner most, Earth and Moon planets but all outer planets arms are missing, mid 19th century.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1980-1121
Materials:
brass, complete, hemp, paper, plaster and wood
type:
terrestrial globe
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • globe - cartographic sphere
credit:
Science Museum (Great Britain)