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Clockwork Mechanism (Number 1) from a Transit of Venus Demonstration Model, by Michael Wright, 2004

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Inventory Number: 13395
Object Type:
Persons: Michael Wright (Maker)
Date Created: 2004
Accession Number: 2008-11
Brief Description: Clockwork mechanism modelling the transit of Venus across the solar disc, made for the Museum's 2004 reconstruction of Benjamin Martin's 'artificial transit' demonstration model of 1769. One of two. This one (number 1, inventory no.13395) was a duplicate for exhibition purposes, without a back-plate, the other (number 2, inventory no.13394) has a back-plate and was fitted in the working model and operational.
Primary Inscriptions: Numbered '1'.
Provenance: Made for the Museum by Michael Wright in 2004 (accessioned 2008).
Collection Group:
Material(s): copper alloy
Wood
Steel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
60 90 75 mm

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