Parkes and Hadley Patent Brass Orrey

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Parkes and Hadley patent brass table orrery. This decorative mechanical apparatus exhibits the relative motions and positions of the members of the solar system. Named after the fourth Earl of Orrery, Charles Boyle, 1676-1731, an English statesman for whom an early copy of the machine was made. This patented example with a George Philip and Son three inch globe and moon orbit armature. The brass calendar ring marked with the seasons, months, and compass points. Inscribed 'PARKES AND HADLEY' with a central sun reflector, all raised on a brass pedestal base.

English, 1880

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Florian Papp, fine antiques in our New York gallery since 1900.
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1880
19th Century
Good antique condition.
7 in. H x 12 in. W x 10 in. D
18 cm H x 30 cm W x 25 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
Reference Number
Florian Papp Inc.
By Appointment
New York NY 10075
(646) 832-4158
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