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Part of an American Tellurium

Auction:
2419
Lot:
664
Sold for:
$275$275

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2419
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
August 23, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Part of an American Tellurium, probably mid-19th century, with brass 7-inch dia. sun, hand-turned geared wood mechanism driving arm with triple gears for rotating Earth and two planets (all missing), ht. 20 in.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Astronomy, Brass instrument, Gear, Planet, Planetary science, Sun