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Parks and Hadley Patent Orrery

Auction:
2502
Lot:
507
Sold for:
$711$600

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Parks and Hadley Patent Orrery, 3 in. terrestrial globe with twelve gores, brass pointer, cartouche in the lower portion of the Indian Ocean reading Terrestrial Globe Carefully Compiled from the Best Authorities, George Philip & Son, Ltd., London. Made in Germany, on a geared stand revolving around a 9 1/2 in. dia. brass calendar ring with geared perimeter, raised lettering for the months, seasons, compass points and the inscription Parkes and Hadley's Patent Orrery all on a cast brass base, ht. 9 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Missing the sun; toning on edges of gores and minor losses

Keywords

Hadley Patent Orrery, Parks Patent Orrery, London, George Philip & Son Ltd., Indian Ocean, Germany, Brass instrument, Cartography, Globe, Gore, Qibla compass, Scale modeling, Solar System