Previous pinner: "A drum orrery by Harris & Co. circa 1820. The globe is labelled, Lane and Co. Benjamin Martin designed the drum type orrery. The mechanical works of this orrery are housed in a brass drum with a central fixed brass sun & articulated mechanical brass armatures mounted with ivory spheres representing nine orbiting bodies: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Ceres, Mars, Pallas Jupiter, Saturn & Uranus. The Earth, Jupiter, Saturn & Neptune are displayed with their separate orbiting moons."

The Robot Maria. From Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, 1927. S)

Solar Orrery: a mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets in the solar system.

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566. Beautiful, rare treasure!

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old gramophone

Lamp

Clock and Orrery

Celestial planetarium -A glass celestial globe containing a geared tellurium, consisting of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Earth, mounted on a decorative base, which once contained the clockwork mechanism.

Hand-cranked orrery, showing movements of Mercury, Venus, and Earth around the Sun, and the Moon around the Earth Printed, colored, and varnished dial Brass wheels and gears, Sun and Moon, ivory planets. 18th century.

Orrery

drum

The Jagiellonian Clock, incorporating the Jagiellonian Globe, c.1510. The Globe, containing the mechanism, is nested at the centre of the clockwork. #earth #globe #astronomy #goldenage #renaissance

ORRERY

An armillary sphere (variations are known as spherical astrolabe, armilla, or armil) is a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic. As such, it differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations. Read more on wikipedia.

Drum mailbox? Ha! Clever!

HUMIDOR - SEXTANT - THERMOMETER - GLOBES - FIGURE CLOCK - POCKET & MINIATURE GLOBES - EQUINOCTIAL DIAL - TELLURIUM - CANNON DIALS

English orrery clock. So cool!

Mechanical Celestial and Terrestrial Globe (c.1500 A.D.)

Repurposed drum table lamp~ a great gift for a drummer!