In the centre is a lamp which depicts the Sun which is above a scale which shows the seasons, months, degrees from 0 to 360 and the zodiac signs as well as a years duration. There is a long chrome pointer which follows the movement of the Earth around the Sun and points to the scale underneath. There is a long chrome arm on the end of which is a small terrestrial globe with a moon As the earth moves around the Sun the Earth spins and the moon circles the Earth.
The light from the lamp in the middle will show night and day and moon phases as it goes around. I have only tested this by moving the arm of the moon so that everything is spinning....
I have not wired it up to an electricity source yet as I do not know whether it is 9 V 12 V or anything different and I don't want to damage it. (If anybody does have an idea of what power source will drive the engines please could you let me know and I will try it out).
As you can see from the pictures everything is in very good condition. The only thing I can point out that's wrong is the screws holding the moon arm on are not original.
I don't know whether the lamp works or the mechanism because I have not tested it with an electrical current. Cost may vary for overseas deliveries. I will have to dismantle this to some degree to package it properly. The item "A VINTAGE PLANETARIUM ORRERY SHOWING EARTH AND MOON PHASES AROUND THE SUN 1965 2" is in sale since Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World & Celestial Globes". The seller is "barrie5757" and is located in cambridge. This item can be shipped worldwide.