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Orrery, c. 1771
Special Collections Center, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, PA.
This mechanical model of the solar system is the second (of two) orreries that clockmaker and astronomer David Rittenhouse created. The first, less elaborate, was purchased by President John Witherspoon of the College of New Jersey (Princeton) and installed in Nassau Hall in 1771.