Gear work mechanism of an uncompleted orrery, 1762-1800.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Gear work mechanism of an uncompleted orrery, 1762-1800.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

A view showing the gear work mechanism of an unfinished orrery, made by the famous instrument maker Jese Ramsden. The orrery was invented in 1710 by George Graham, and derives its name from his patron, the 4th Earl of Orrery.
 

Image Ref.

10197152
 

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