Antique Trippensee Planetarium – Country Store School House Science Display

Product #W379E

At one time just about every old county school had one of these Trippensee planetariums in their classroom. This originally came from a family whose grandmother was a teacher in Box Butte County in Nebraska. This is in beautiful condition and in working order. It has a wooden “arm” 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’. In 1905 Has a chain and gear to turn the arm. It has a brass base which has names the months, astrology signs and the seasons. Has the turned wood foot and arm which is still in the original finish. The arm contains the brass tag mentioned earlier as well as a small compass mounted into the arm. The globe of the world with the original paper lithograph with wooden ball to represent the moon that rotates around the earth. There is a large brass ball that represents the sun and the planet Venus that rotates around the sun. It measures 13 1/2″ tall and the arm is 16 3/4″ long.

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