A rare Benjamin Martin brass orrery. The silvered ring is engraved with a calendar scale and signs of the zodiac, signed “B. Martin Invt et Fecit Londini”. Planets are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Earth & their moons.
Had a nice vocabulary session in my classes with this one. Now they can impress their friends by talking about an orrery. Does anyone else think it's odd that they made this the orrery of Jules Verne but added a time machine?