GB1255893A - An improved orrery - Google Patents

An improved orrery

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Publication number
GB1255893A
GB1255893A GB4262/70A GB426270A GB1255893A GB 1255893 A GB1255893 A GB 1255893A GB 4262/70 A GB4262/70 A GB 4262/70A GB 426270 A GB426270 A GB 426270A GB 1255893 A GB1255893 A GB 1255893A
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annular
sets
driven
orrery
wheel
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GB4262/70A
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Edward Victor Byers
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Edward Victor Byers
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
    • G09B27/00Planetaria; Globes
    • G09B27/02Tellurions; Orreries

Abstract

1,255,893. Orrery. E. V. BYERS. 19 April, 1971 [29 Jan., 1970], No. 4262/70. Heading G5G. An orrery comprises a central sun-carrying member 11, a plurality of annular planet-carrying members 14-20 nested one within another and individually rotatable about the central member, and a driving mechanism for driving the annular members at different rotational speeds, which mechanism comprises three sets of friction wheels 26-32 rotatable, respectively about three axes 23-25, wherein each set consists of a wheel for each annular member, each said wheel engages and supports a circular track 33-39 on the associated annular member, a plurality of the wheels in each set having different diameters and the tracks for them are concentric and have differing diameters and are disposed at appropriately different levels, and at least one of the sets is driven. All the sets may be driven from a motor 40 via gearwheels. The two outer friction wheels 31, 32 are driven at a reduced speed through reduction gearing. One planet 16<SP>1</SP> is provided with a moon 49 which revolves around it through the action of a further friction wheel contacting a fixed track 53. The apparatus is enclosed by a transparent dome, and sockets 59 for electric lamp bulbs are provided.
GB4262/70A 1970-01-29 1970-01-29 An improved orrery Expired GB1255893A (en)

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GB4262/70A GB1255893A (en) 1970-01-29 1970-01-29 An improved orrery

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Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB4262/70A GB1255893A (en) 1970-01-29 1970-01-29 An improved orrery
CA103138A CA933349A (en) 1970-01-29 1971-01-20 Orrery
US00108813A US3733720A (en) 1970-01-29 1971-01-22 Orrery
JP46002896A JPS5147092B1 (en) 1970-01-29 1971-01-29
FR7107279A FR2083136A5 (en) 1970-01-29 1971-03-03

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GB1255893A true GB1255893A (en) 1971-12-01

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US (1) US3733720A (en)
JP (1) JPS5147092B1 (en)
CA (1) CA933349A (en)
FR (1) FR2083136A5 (en)
GB (1) GB1255893A (en)

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Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2353891A (en) * 1999-09-03 2001-03-07 Atiyah Julian Patrick An orrery or display device for showing relative positions of objects orbiting a centre point e.g. planets

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JPS5147092B1 (en) 1976-12-13
CA933349A (en) 1973-09-11
CA933349A1 (en)
FR2083136A5 (en) 1971-12-10
US3733720A (en) 1973-05-22

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