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Orrery Mechanism

Orrery Mechanism

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Description
This unmarked gizmo with wooden frame and brass gears may be a mechanism for an orrery. It was probably made in the United States.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
orrery mechanism
orrery
date made
early 19th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 in; 66.04 cm
overall: 11 3/4 in x 25 1/8 in x 9 in; 29.845 cm x 63.8175 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
PH.334756
accession number
312089
catalog number
334756
Credit Line
Edwin Pugsley
subject
Astronomy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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