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A 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).|
|Date: c. 1780|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum|