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Brass 8-inch Planetarium

Auction:
2314
Lot:
750
Sold for:
$1,763$1,500

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

Description:

Brass 8-inch Planetarium, France, with 1 1/2-inch sun-ball, double-geared hand-turned mechanism for revolving the Earth and Moon, eight vacant arms for planet discs, engraved meridian, ecliptic and horizon rings, on turned ebonized column, ht. 15 1/2 in., (missing Earth, Moon and planets).
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

France, Astronomy, Ecliptic, Moon, Observation, Planet, Planetarium, Planetary science