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

 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

Handcrafted Wanderers Orrery

Handcrafted Grand Orrery

Classic Handcrank Orrery