Orrery

Unknown Maker, London, England

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about 1780, purchased 1785

Unsigned, except for a small inscription on bottom of plate, "BWC"

Base: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)

Overall: 12 5/8 in. (32 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

2002.1.35201

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Scientific Instrument: Astronomy

Classification

Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument - Astronomy

Not on view

Publication History

David Pantalony, Richard L. Kremer, Francis J. Manasek, Study, Measure, Experiment: Stories of Scientific Instruments at Dartmouth College, Norwich, Vermont: Terra Nova Press, 2005, p. 43, ill.

Provenance

Source unknown; catalogued into the Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, 2002.

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