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Brass 11-inch Planetarium

Auction:
2314
Lot:
749
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Brass 11-inch Planetarium, France, possibly by Delamarche, with 1 1/2-inch sun-ball, triple-geared hand-turned mechanism to revolve the Earth and Moon, ten ivory planets on brass arms, horizon ring showing Zodiacal and Gregorian calenders, and engraved meridian, on turned ebonized column to circular base, ht. 20 in. , (missing Moon and column split on one side).
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

France, Astronomy, Brass instrument, Moon, Observation, Planet, Planetarium, Zodiac