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Solar Orrery: a mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets in the solar system.

Solar Orrery: a mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets in the solar system.

George Adams, instrument maker to the king, described this instrument as 'one of the simplest and most elegant compound engines I have ever seen'. It was he who made it. It combines three simple machines: two wheels and axles and a screw. The load was suspended from the axle at the base and hung through the centre of the frame. It was lifted by a 'power' on the large spoked wheel. In theory a weight 6000 times that of the applied force or 'power'.

George Adams, instrument maker to the king, described this instrument as 'one of the simplest and most elegant compound engines I have ever seen'. It was he who made it. It combines three simple machines: two wheels and axles and a screw. The load was suspended from the axle at the base and hung through the centre of the frame. It was lifted by a 'power' on the large spoked wheel. In theory a weight 6000 times that of the applied force or 'power'.

Armillary Sphere

Armillary Sphere

The armillary sphere (also known as a spherical astrolabe) is an ancient instrument which models the position of the sun and other celestial bodies. It is thought that it was invented by the Greek ast

Richard Glynne (18th century) Armillary sphere-orrery, ca. 1720 Oxford, Museum of the History of Science, inv. 57605  This instrument is a combination of an armillary sphere and a new kind of planetarium called an orrery. It demonstrates the structure of the Copernican universe.

Richard Glynne (18th century) Armillary sphere-orrery, ca. 1720 Oxford, Museum of the History of Science, inv. 57605 This instrument is a combination of an armillary sphere and a new kind of planetarium called an orrery. It demonstrates the structure of the Copernican universe.

Circle of Jamin and Sénarmont, J. Duboscq, Paris - Rendez vos souvenirs durables avec www.remix-numerisation.fr

Circle of Jamin and Sénarmont, J. Duboscq, Paris - Rendez vos souvenirs durables avec www.remix-numerisation.fr

Dip circles, also known as dip needles or inclinometers, measure slope — a.k.a. “dip angle” — with respect to gravity. Used in surveying, mining, and prospecting, dip circles also served as demonstration instruments in physics classes. The Phelps & Gurley Co. of Troy, N.Y., manufactured this brass and glass dip circle around 1848. Dartmouth purchased it in 1862 for 20 dollars.

Dip circles, also known as dip needles or inclinometers, measure slope — a.k.a. “dip angle” — with respect to gravity. Used in surveying, mining, and prospecting, dip circles also served as demonstration instruments in physics classes. The Phelps & Gurley Co. of Troy, N.Y., manufactured this brass and glass dip circle around 1848. Dartmouth purchased it in 1862 for 20 dollars.

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Clock, Thermometer, Barometer, and Steam Engine Automation    France, 1890    Christie’s

Clock, Thermometer, Barometer, and Steam Engine Automation France, 1890 Christie’s

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