MC Planetariums
Handcrafted mechanical planetariums / Fabricación artesanal de planetarios mecánicos    


French Planetariums

( Telluriums )


Inspired in the models made by Fortin and Delamarche.

XVIII and XIX centuries.

It is not a reproduction nor is it intended to be an exact replica of the original models.

You can see information about an original model of this type in this link of the Galileo Museum in Florence.

https://catalogue.museogalileo.it/gallery/Tellurium.html







It is made to order.

Available in three models with different decoration.

They are completely handmade. There will never be two models exactly the same.

Click on the photos to see more detailed photos of the model.





* The model you will receive may vary slightly from the photos due to the fact that they are handmade.

We always send photos of the work done before sending it.


You can choose between the globe the model is wearing or any of these others.

If so, tell us the number of the globe that you want us to make when ordering.

Click on the photo to enlarge.



Dimensions:

                                   Total height (including mechanism): 20cm

                                  Lower base diameter: 11.5cm

                                  Globe diameter: 29mm

Features:

The mechanism is made of solid brass.

It is based on the original XIX century French geared models.





The base is made of solid wood turned by hand.

 





Completely decorated by hand in gold on black in the style of the original models, including some geometric imperfections just like said models.

You can see information about an original model of this type in this link of the Galileo Museum in Florence.

https://catalogue.museogalileo.it/gallery/Tellurium.html

There will never be two models exactly alike.




The dial is made of cardboard, also hand painted.




The painting process involves multiple coats of paint, with their drying times, sanding between coats, a protection with several coats of varnish and a final coat of museum-quality microcrystalline wax.




The globes are completely handmade in the traditional way with papier-mâché and plaster.

The maps are made of paper with our own cartography adapted to the model.

They are hand painted in different shades, cut and carefully glued onto the globes.





They are protected by several coats of varnish and microcrystalline wax.




The sun is made of wood and covered in gold leaf with a coat of protective varnish.

The moon is also made of wood.

It is hand painted in black and white representing the illuminated face to show the moon phases.





For more information:

info@mcplanetariums.com

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