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" If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either email any day of the week or call at our store 574-594-9100 on Friday, or Saturday. A word about condition. Those of you who have purchased from me before know that I am very picky about condition. I will try to note anything of significance in the description. However, please check the photos carefully---as they say `a picture is worth a thousand words' We will help arrange shipping for you; our experience with large or small has been excellent. We do offer an easy layaway program. Usually 20% down, with the remaining term somewhat negotiable. Please email us before you buy if you would like to discuss layaway terms. We have been in business over 30 years and our reputation is without flaw.
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