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Grand Orrery

Observe the motions of the planets in the night sky without ever leaving your parlour.

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Orrery base plate

A round brass plate, preumably part of Orrery, with a central pillar and three small base supports. The signs of the zodiac and calendar scales are...

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Orrery

This brass orrery movement consists of pulley wheels are held between plates and mounted on a wooden dodecagonal base. Anthony Turner writes in his...

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A New Portable Orrery

This orrery consists of a wooden circular baseboard with engraved paper pasted on top and has tellurium and planetarium attachments. The basedboard has...

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Grand orrery

Grand orreries were educational tools and status symbols, affordable only to the most wealthy. This one stands on a polygonal black wooden base with four...

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Orrery

The orrery is decorated with fixed stars and a tailed comet.

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Grand Orrery

Grand orreries were educational tools and status symbols, affordable only to the most wealthy. This one stands on a polygonal black wooden base with four...

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Transparent orrery

This is of a type known as a transparent orrery, but is in reality more nearly allied to slides made for projection. It consists of a mahogany case with a...

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