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Circa 1900 Antique Chain Driven Orrery Tellurian Platnerium Earth Sun Moon Model For Sale
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Circa 1900 Antique Chain Driven Orrery Tellurian Platnerium Earth Sun Moon Model
You are offerding on a remarkable antique chain-driven tellurian, orrery, planetarium or solar system model.
Actually it is accurately called a tellurian or tellurion: A tellurion (also spelled tellurian), is a string or chain driven astronomical demonstration model of the Sun, Earth,and Moon. It is related to an orrery which illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the solar system in a heliocentric model.
This rare and recent find illustrates to rotation of the earth as it revolves around the sun. It also demonstrates how our Moon revolves around the Earth but does not rotate. With a flashlight in a dark room you can illustrate eclipses.
This tellurian is very heavy and weighs in at 14.5 pounds. On top of the heavy cast iron 6" inch by 6" inch square base, rises the Sun to a height of 15" inches above grade. The rotating arm is just under 12 total inches long.
We could find no maker's marks but we date this item to the turn of the last century.
The item is in perfect working condition.
Here is your chance to acquire a truly interesting antique item that you can have some fun with.
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Circa 1900 Antique Chain Driven Orrery Tellurian Platnerium Earth Sun Moon Model: $425