Antique Country School Trippensee Planetarium – Complete with original Storage Case – 1908

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Antique Country School House science solar system display. At one time just about every old country school had one of these Trippensee planetariums in their classroom. Now, they are so hard to find. This is an awesome item as this one also comes with its original storage case. Notice the inside and how there are padded braces made to support the arm in the box and the ‘Sun’ globe. This planetarium has a wooden “arm” with compass in set that still has the original brass tag that reads: THE TRIPPENSEE PLANETARIUM; PAT. U.S. MAR. 10, ’08; CANADA JULY 21, ’08; THE TRIPPENSEE MFG. CO.; DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A’. It has the brass base which has names the months, astrology signs and the seasons. It has the turned wood foot and arm which is still in the original finish. There is the globe of the world which has the original paper litho and is marked as well with the Trippensee Mfg. Co. label. It has a wooden ball to represent the moon. Then there is the large brass ball (sun). . It measures 14″ tall and the arm is 16 3/4″ long.The condition is very good with no dents in the sun and the earth is very bright and in good condition. This storage box (not the best condtion but original box) measures 21″ wide by 15 1/2″ high and is 8 1/4″ deep. Don’t miss adding this fine piece to your own antique collection.

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