Inventory no. 22252 - Former Display Label
English Copernican ARMILLARY SPHERE
Silver, brass, steel, ebony and ivory; with casket of lignum vitae, brass and ivory. Signed, "I. Rowley Fecit"; undated.
This armillary sphere illustrates the Copernican planetary theory, and is similar in design to the larger Copernican armillary sphere by Rowley shown here. There is a separate graduated arc for measuring altitudes.
[Orrery Collection, no. 11]
Lent by Christ Church.
- Featured instrument label
- Copernican armillary sphere
- Orrery Collection: 1731 Inventory
- Accession Record : Extract from Annual Report for 1925
- Former Display Label - The Orrery Collection of Scientific Instruments
- Former Display Label - The Principal Makers of Instruments in the Orrery Collection
- Orrery Collection in print