Orrery

Description:

This unmarked gizmo with wooden frame and brass gears may be a mechanism for an orrery, probably made in the United States.

Date Made: early 19th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Astronomy

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Credit Line: Edwin Pugsley

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.334756Accession Number: 312089Catalog Number: 334756

Object Name: Orrery Mechanism

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 26 in; 66.04 cmoverall: 11 3/4 in x 25 1/8 in x 9 in; 29.845 cm x 63.8175 cm x 22.86 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-48de-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1446221

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