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.

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.

Solar system orrery! Tells you where all the planets are at any given time.

Solar system orrery! Tells you where all the planets are at any given time.

Orrery by Newton and Son - English, mid 19th Century, pull and cord tellurian.

Orrery by Newton and Son - English, mid 19th Century, pull and cord tellurian.

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?

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?

Grand Orrery details - Sydor

Grand Orrery details - Sydor

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Relativitimepieces by designer Mieke Meijer. A series of conceptual, low-tech objects, resembling pre industrial revolution engineering, made to measure time.

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