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Flat Case and Tray of Parts (2 parts) Belonging with Millburn's Orrery

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Inventory Number: 93124
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2006-1
Brief Description: One wooden carrying boxes with accessories in a separate box.
Wooden box marked "Geocentric Orrery E.M.1 Accessories", contains accessories for orrery; single satellite on 24-hr arm and set of six satellites. With additional cardboard box containing miscellaneous accessories: two information cardboards and one plastic model of a commercially manufactured toy orrery, one Steel arm or mount with a satellite ball from one version of orrery, one metal orbit attachment, and one brass mechanism, wire prototype elliptical orbit attachment, two halftone copper printing plates wrapped in brown paper, one brown envelope containing six black and white photographs of orrery, one brown envelope containing parts list and costs (3 pages), rough sketch notes (6 pages), accurate drawings (2 pages), instruction sheets (2 pages) and modification note (1 pages), three rubber bands in a plastic tray.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Metal
Copper Alloy
Plastic
Card
Paper
Elastic
Tape
Glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
186 610 456 mm

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Prototype Geocentric Orrery, by John R. Millburn, British, 1960s

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Inventory Number: 93124
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2006-1
Brief Description: One wooden carrying box with accessories. The box contains: "Geocentric Orrery Experimental Model No. 1", screwdriver, red satellite, disc with turning handle and two white satellites on "L" shaped wire.
Primary Inscriptions: "GEOCENTRIC ORRERY / EXPERIMENTAL / MODEL No.1" printed on the side of the motor inside the box one. "GEOCENTRIC ORRERY / EXPERIMENTAL MODEL / No. 1." written on paper label side of the wooden box of the box one.
Provenance: Bequeathed by John R. Millburn in 2005 (bequest received February 7, 2006).
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Metal
Copper Alloy
Plastic
Card
Paper
Elastic
Tape
Glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
186 610 456 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 40558Image with multimedia irn 40557Image with multimedia irn 40556Image with multimedia irn 40559Image with multimedia irn 40560Image with multimedia irn 40561

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/93124