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Orrery

Description

Brass orrery in a polished mahogany case, by George Adams, junior, London, c. 1790

Museum reference

T.1944.1

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Orrery, Case

Production information

Adams, George, 1750 - 1795 (fl.), Orrery maker
London, England, EUROPE

Date

c. 1790

Materials

Brass, Mahogany

Physical description

Brass / mahogany case

Exhibitions

  • Earth in Space (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

King, Henry C. and Millburn, John R., Geared to the Stars: The evolution of planetariums, orreries and astronomical clocks, Bristol, Hilger, 1978, pp 205-6

On display

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space (early telescopes)

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