Sydow's Antiques

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103 N. First St.
Pierceton IN 46562
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This is a great circa 1868 Swedish tellurion planetarium by J. BERG. Sometimes called an orrery, this piece was made in Stockholm, Sweden. Unit consists of a globe and cast iron stand driven by crank handle showing the earth with its moon, the sun symbolized by a candle with reflector, and the graphic zodiac plate. I have had planetariums for sale before but always manufactured by Laings; never seen this model before and much earlier I believe. Handle turns and moves the earth some but is unreliable----I am selling this piece as a display piece only---not a working model. I am far from an expert on this type of piece so please review photos carefully. I believe original cast iron paint. Please note the interesting globe countries and the Zodiac graphics. Rare item of a scientific educational realm. Overall dimensions: H 16.5" x W 8.5" x L 21"

Price $2,750.00 - Stock #14633

Rare planetarium orrery J. Berg Sweden---1868

Rare planetarium orrery J. Berg Sweden---1868

Rare planetarium orrery J. Berg Sweden---1868

Rare planetarium orrery J. Berg Sweden---1868

Rare planetarium orrery J. Berg Sweden---1868

Rare planetarium orrery J. Berg Sweden---1868

Rare planetarium orrery J. Berg Sweden---1868

Rare planetarium orrery J. Berg Sweden---1868

Rare planetarium orrery J. Berg Sweden---1868

Rare planetarium orrery J. Berg Sweden---1868