Tower Orrery

 

 

 

We are pleased to introduce our new orrery design: the Tower Orrery.

 As with all our high quality orreries, the Tower Orrery depicts correct relative orbital speeds of all 9 planets (yes, we do include Pluto), plus the relative orbital movement of Earth’s moon.

  • The Sun, 9 planets and 22 moons are made of beautiful semi-precious stone spheres.

  • Available as a hand crank by default or available as battery operated (2 C) model upon request.

  • The clockwork mechanism of moving solid brass gears is fully visible.

  • In fine craftsmanship is a twelve sided oak or walnut base (customer choice).

  • An engraved calendar/zodiacal brass gracefully divides the upper and lower sections of a brass armillary sphere.

  • The Tower Orrery assembles in about 5 minutes—assembly instructions and 90 day warranty are included in the owner’s manual.

  • The upper section of the armillary is removable for a unique and up close presentation of the movement.

  • We liken the crafting of our orrery models to the finest musical instruments available, and the natural subtleties of the semi-precious stone planets, moons and Sun ensures a one-of-a-kind appeal at an exceptional price. We do not wholesale our products.

  • Height 16” Width  & Depth 12” x 12”

 

$1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Orrery depicts correct relative orbital speeds of all 9 planets plus relative orbital movement of Earth’s moon. 

  •  The Sun, 9 planets and 22 moons are made of beautiful semi-precious stone spheres. 

  • The mechanism of moving solid brass gears is fully visible.

  • In fine woodwork is a twelve sided oak barrel surround on 12 solid brass feet.

  • An engraved calendar/zodiacal brass ring rests on 12 brass pillars above the oak surround.

  • Around the moving planets and above the calendar ring sits a removable solid brass armillary half-sphere beautifully crowning the Grand Orrery.

 

 Grand Orrery

$1995

Wanderers Orrery

When fully assembled the Wanderers Orrery is 16” high and spans 24” 
  •  The clockwork mechanism depicts correct relative orbital speeds of all 9 planets.

  •  Beneath the planets the solid brass gears are captivating and completely visible.

  •  A clear glass dome protects and displays the clockwork mechanism within.

  • An octagonal oak base contains the hidden drive motor, batteries and on/off switch.

  •  The 9 planets, 22 moons and 2” Sun are all made of beautiful semi-precious stone spheres.

  • Tiny inner Mercury orbits in about 4 seconds and outer Pluto, in about 1 ½ hours.

 

$895

Handcrafted Wanderers Orrery

Handcrafted Grand Orrery

Classic Handcrank Orrery 

 

 Classic Crank

Our crank operated Classic orrery is fashioned after the style of several European orrery models of the early nineteenth century.

  • All 9 planets, and Earth’s Moon, orbit in correct relative motion.

  • The solid brass geared mechanism nest within a 12 sided oak frame, which rests upon 4 brass legs.

  • An engraved 12” calendar/zodiacal ring rests on 12 brass pedestal piers.

  • The Sun, 9 planets and 22 moons are beautiful semi-precious stone spheres. A brass sun and planet set may also be ordered (moons on the brass set are stone).

  • The planets span a 24” diameter.

$1595