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    a george iii portable orrery

    Antique A GEORGE III PORTABLE ORRERY
    • Antique A GEORGE III PORTABLE ORRERY
    • Antique A GEORGE III PORTABLE ORRERY
    • Antique A GEORGE III PORTABLE ORRERY
    • Antique A GEORGE III PORTABLE ORRERY
    • Antique A GEORGE III PORTABLE ORRERY

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    A GEORGE III PORTABLE ORRERY
    BY W.JONES, CIRCA 1787

     
    A NEW PORTABLE ORRERY Invented and Made by W.Jones and sold by him in Holborn, London
    The hand colored engraved paper dial with calendrical and zodiacal scales giving seasons, solstices and equinoxes as well as the sizes of the planets and a comet, the tellurian above this on a multi wheel geared mechanism, with engraved paper dials, ivory earth ball, ivory moon on an inclined orbit, brass sun ball, in a fitted mahogany case with a pull out mahogany box for an unguarded orrery attachment, the planets and satellites in ivory. With the original booklet on the description and use of a new portable orrery a 1787 publication by William Jones with two folding pates and 4pp of his catalogue of instruments in modern binding

    Materials:
    brass,ivory,mahogany wood, paper
    Width (cm):
    8 inches diameter
    Height (cm):
    6 inches (box)
    Price: £112,594.50

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