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orrery
Date Made/Found: 1888-1889
Dimensions: Overall: 340 × 390 × 390mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: L1921.43
This orrery was made by Benjamin Gorril at home on Crookesmoor Road. It uses clockwork to make the earth and moon rotate around the sun. Benjamin was a saw-piercer and silversmith and made the orrery for a trade show to show his skill at making small complex metal parts. Saw-piercing is a technique to cut decoration into metal objects using a special saw.
Display Location: In Store
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