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A Grand orrery.

A Grand orrery.
Grand orrery.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5487
Description: A planetarium or orrery made for demonstrating the relative movements of the celestial bodies in the solar system. This is a Grand orrery on a black wooden base with four trestle legs and brass feet. The panels are gilt framed and painted with coloured zodiac symbols. There is a clock in between Leo and Gemini, which is signed by the maker (James Simmonds, London).
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1780
Credit line: National Maritime Museum
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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