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Handbill: Astronomy lectures, D. F. Walker, Eidour
Handbill: Astronomy lectures, D. F. Walker, Eidouranion (or large transparent orrery), Kings Head, Rochester.
Handbill: Bartley, lecture at the Theatre Royal, f
Handbill: Bartley, lecture at the Theatre Royal, featuring moving machinery of planetarium and orrery.
Trade card: Mr Walker, jun, Theatre Haymarket [Lon
Trade card: Mr Walker, jun, Theatre Haymarket [London]. Advertisement for lecture demonstration with Eidouranion or large transparent orrery. (Calv. 422)
Large size pyramidal case with trade card for Thom
Large size pyramidal case with trade card for Thomas Wright of London, (at the Orrery & Globe, Fleet Street), mid 18th century
Engraving, trade card of Dudley Adams, 60 Fleet Street London. [c1800]. 39x24.5cm to platemark. Advertising a wide range of optical, philosophical and mathematical instruments, astronomical instruments etc including demonstration pieces; terrestrial globe, air-pump, surveyor's level, forestaff, universal ring dial, protractor, waywiser, astronomical quadranton stand, azimuth compass, drawing instruments in case, Gunter's quadrant, military surveyor's gniometer, nocturnal, horizontal dial, level, backstaff, alidade and plane table, orrery, armillary sphere. Cartouche of patronage by King George III, below; portrait of Tycho Brahe, top (family firm began at TB's Head, 1735; Dudley continued it, 1795-1821). In frame 55x40x1.5cm. (16"x 10 1/2") (Calv. 5).
Astronomical Lectures on his entirely New Eidouranion
Handbill, Mr. D. F. Walker, Spread Eagle, Wandsworth, [London], Astronomical Lectures on his entirely New Eidouranion or his transparent Orrery, 11, 13 Sept 1820.
Trade card: B. Cole, successor to Mr Wright. 1763. Advertisement for orreries cut from the 9th edition of Joseph Harrises The Description and Use of the Globes and the Orrery. Names four of Mr Wright's customers. (Calv. 90) (C.C. 128)
Trade card: Richard Cushee & Thomas Wright
Trade card: Richard Cushee & Thomas Wright, Chancery Lane, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street. Plate illustrating a terrestrial and celestial globe from Joseph Harris's, "The Description and use of the Globes and the Orrery", 10th edn. (Calv. 110)
Transit of Venus model by Bahram Momeny, 2004
Model to illustrate the Transit of Venus, made for the Science Museum to celebrate the transit of 8 June 2004
French armillary sphere of "Copernican" or planeta
French armillary sphere of "Copernican" or planetary type of overall height 40cm, unsigned, paper covered laminated wooden rings to represent equinoctial and solsticial colours normal to horizontal ecliptic ring, enclosing orrery of 8 planets and 4 asteroids paper discs on brass arms - about the central sun a gold coloured wooden sphere on a brass post screwed to black wooden base
Trade card. print. etching. John Bennett, at the Globe in Crown Court, between St. Ann's Soho & Golden Square, London. Makes and sells all sorts of mathematical, philosophical and optical instruments, of various materials, according to the newest improvements... [entablement with decoration of instruments including theodolite, terrestrial globe, orrery, microscope, telescope, waywiser, sectors, rules, camera, magic lantern (?), compass and putto] n.d.  28.8 x 20.6 cm (Calv. 41)
Mathematical and Optical Instruments...
Letterhead and bill of Benjamin Cole and Son, 1749-50. Sheet containing: [at top] The Orrery Made by COLE and Son / Thorongood sculp. . - [with text below] Mathematical AND Optical Instruments of all Sorts ... By Benjamin Cole ... London, n.d. [1740s]. - 1print: engraving, 19x13.5cm. on sheet 41.5x17cm. - Sheet below plate is handwritten in ink: March 10th 1749/50. Mr Bishop. Bought of Cole & Son. [list of 3 items and cleaning work, with prices] and receipt note, signed pr. Thos. Turton
Gentleman in his study, with scientific instruments
Painting. [Gentleman in his study, with scientific instruments], c. 1750. Oil on canvas; 34 x 30 cm in gilt frame 44 x 40 x 4 cm. Unsigned. Artist unidentified; formerly attributed either to Richard Wilson, or to School of Longhi or Pompeo Batoni. Sitter unidentified; suggested he could be George Parker, 2nd Earl Macclesfield; or, according to a pencilled inscription in later hand on top stretcher: 'Probably Farquarsson the astronomer'. Portrait of a nobleman, TQL, posing beside shelves of books and instruments including orrery (planetarium), globe and microscope.
The Horologist, John Elcomb
Painting, oil on board. Ongoing no.2, by Keith Holmes, artist in residence at the Science Museum, 1994 to 1996. Completed 1999; retitled 'The Horologist, John Elcomb'. Oil on board; image 102x121cm in frame by artist, 107x125x3.5cm. Right hand panel of a triptych about the Science Museum; a portrait of conservation. The horologist (John Elcomb, Science Museum conservation team) stands TQL in infinity, wearing his white lab coat, wearing a watch maker's eyeglass over a lens of his spectacles; beside him, the brass spheres of the large orrery by Charles Butcher of Bedford, 1731-33 (Inv.1927-1618), its orb and dial a light source in the lower right corner; right, a small earth viewed from space