Offered by: Arader Galleries
1016 Madison Avenue New York City, NY 10075 , United States Call Seller 215.735.8811



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  • Description
    Trippensee Planetarium Company
    A School Tellurium
    Detroit, Michigan. ca. 1830’s
    Height 14 in.; Length 21 in.

    The tellurium based around a turned wooden pilk, surmounted by an inch brass ball (representing the sun), with a small plaster planet (Mars) on a wire. Extending out from the pillar, an arm with metal tag with maker’s name. At the end of the arm is a 3-inch Rand McNally globe, and plaster moon ball, the planets all connected by chain gearing so that as the arm moves the planets rotate.

    An attractive American school tellurium built to show the relative movements of the inner planets around the sun. Before World War II, most classrooms had similar models to educate.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 19th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 644431
  • Dimensions
    H. 14 in; Diam. 21 in;
    H. 35.56 cm; Diam. 53.34 cm;
Message from Seller:

Founded in 1971, Arader Galleries is the world's leading dealer and auction house of Rare Maps, Prints, Rare Books and Watercolors of the 16th through 19th centuries. Over our forty-five year history we have grown to five magnificent locations in some of America’s most vibrant cities and are represented at the most distinguished antiques shows in the country. We are proud to buy and sell more original Audubon prints that any other firm in the United States.

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