Patrick Moore 1980's plastic Tellurion
from ebay 5th July 2009 by steve9tech sold for: £10 to me !
I bought this and made it - interesting and simple mechanism, that struggles to work correctly! A piece of history. The one I bought is battery powered.
The Orrery by Patrick Moore from the 1980s. These kits were made in the Uk and sold via mail order in Astronomy Mags of the time.I think some were sold by the Science Museum. This kit has not been made and actually consists of one and three quarter kits ( so you have spares if you muck up a component). Based I believe on the Jones portable Orrery of about 1800 ( Very Valuable ) and demonstrates the Sun , Earth and Moon system . Ready to assemble ( please note the gears are all hard plastic). Rare in unassembled form.
The following Youtube video shows what this little kit is like - (not my kit or video). My kit is the battery powered version.