orrery

orrery

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Henry E. Bryant (ca. 1812-1881) was an artist in Hartford, Ct., who specialized in portraits and landscapes. Bryant also had several patents. One, issued in 1872, described an astronomical demonstration device that was a combination orrery and armillary sphere. The device was manufactured by the Bryant Celestial Indicator Company, also of Hartford, and retailed for $40.
Ref: Henry Bryant, “Improvement in Armillary Spheres,” U.S. Patent 131,148 (Sept. 10, 1872), assigned to The Bryant Celestial Indicator Company, of Hartford, Conn.
Henry Bryant, The Celestial Indicator (Hartford, ca. 1871).
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Currently not on view
Object Name
orrery
date made
1870s
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Measurements
overall: 17 1/2 in x 11 5/8 in; 44.45 cm x 29.5275 cm
ID Number
PH.313389
catalog number
313389
accession number
183058
Credit Line
Ethelbert Allen Moore
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National Museum of American History
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