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    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."

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    • Sasha Lambert

      ca. 1820. Drum Orrery by Harris & Co, globe labelled Lane and Co. Benjamin Martin designer. 9 Ivory spheres: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Ceres, Mars, Pallas Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. The Earth, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune also have orbiting moons.

    • Julie C

      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 and articulated mechanical brass armatures mounted with ivory spheres representing nine orbiting bodies: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Ceres, Mars, Pallas Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. The Earth, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are displayed with their separate orbiting moons..

    • Linda Chumbley

      Drum Orrery (1820 A.D.) by Harris & Co.

    • Ian Peter

      A drum orrery by Harris & Co., c.1820.

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