Product images of Orrery
We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
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Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
This rare 19th century orrery has an unusual pulley system to simulate the motions of the Earth and the Moon. The wooden base is covered with printed paper that bears the calendar and zodiacal scales and is supported by three painted and varnished wooden legs. The moving parts consist of the Earth and the Moon, which are turned using a pulley systems consisting of three wheels and strings. The planets Venus and Mercury are on hinged arms and can be moved manually. The central Sun is brass, and the planets and Moon are ivory, except for the Earth, which has paper gores. A pointer moves with the planets and indicates the date on the printed scale.
Newton & Sons
- Image reference: F3517
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London