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ID number:  BIRRC-P0172
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Historic Physics Collection
Artist / Maker:  W. Jones
Title / Object name:  Orrery
Object type:  Physics instrument
Place made:  Holborn, London
Date made:  18th century
Materials:  Wood, paper, brass and ivory
Measurements:  7.5 in. (base)
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Wooden base with paper calender stuck on to it. Brass planet arms. (Longest 9''). Three remaining ivory planets. Card with the orrery (in copper plate handwriting) says 'ORRERY / EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENT / lent by MR. ANDREWS, LUDDINGTON'.

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