18th Century astronomical clock

18th Century astronomical clock

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 18th Century astronomical clock. Ornamental astronomical clock dating from 1780. This device uses a clockwork mechanism to display the relative positions of the sun, moon and major planets of the Solar System. It is based around an astrolabe.

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