Orrery planetary model with gearwork, 1776-1785

Made:
1776-1785 in London

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Orrery with brass gearwork and paper scale showing four planets out to the Earth, with wooden case, unsigned on plate but Earth globe signed Bardin, London, late 18th century. Printed base scale identical to that used with other similar instruments (see 1979-153 & 1979-154).

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1918-105
Materials:
brass, complete, ivory, paper, wood
type:
terrestrial globe
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • globe - cartographic sphere
credit:
Mr Thomas H. Court
status:
Permanent collection

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