A Trippensee Tellurian
Trippensee Planetarium Company, Saginaw, Michigan; circa 1960s
a terrestrial globe rotating at the end of a Bakelite arm, and with a black-and-white painted moon revolving around the earth, both revolving around a central yellow plastic sphere representing the sun, and with a black-and-white painted Venus also revolving the sun. The entire assembly is mounted on a turned Bakelite central standard, set on a round, stepped and weighted brass base, with an inset circular zodiac dial.
14 x 21 in. (35.5 x 53.3 cm.)