Astrolabium and Tellurium Clocks for Sale

This is the Astrolabium and Tellurium Clocks Gallery, containing six models.

The Astrolabium and Tellurium are models of our solar system, and show the motion of the earth around the sun and the moon around the earth.

Sternreiter AD00036507 Ferguson’s Orrery

Sternreiter Ferguson’s Orrery

Model Number: Sternreiter AD00036507

List Price: $1150

Our Price: $690

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Dimensions: 10 inches diameter by 4.5 inches tall

We are pleased to be presenting a new line of astronomical devices and mechanical curiosities commissioned by Sternreiter and made entirely in the U.S.A. by American craftsmen. This beautiful piece is the first collectible example. The solid brass mechanism sits proudly on a fine piece of solid Mahogany. Move the lever to the correct date and find the correct position of the earth on its axis, in relation to the sun and moon.

This orrery is unusual because it illustrates the movement of the nodes and apogee of the Moon’s orbit, instead of the Moon’s position. The Moon’s orbit is elliptical, with an eccentricity of about 5.49%. The difference in the perceived size of the Moon between the perigee (the closest approach to the Earth) and apogee (the farthest point from the Earth) is about 12%. People noticed the difference over the years because the Moon is about 30% brighter when closer to the Earth. The precession of the apogee around the Earth is just less than nine years. The pointer fixed to the large bottom plate represents the position of the apogee of the Moon’s orbit.

Made in the U.S.A. of solid brass and solid Mahogany

Warranty: Two years.

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Hermle 22836-072987 Astrolabium (Orrery) Clock, Battery-Operated

Hermle Astrolabium (Orrery) Clock, Battery-Operated

Model Number: Hermle 22836-072987

List Price: $3319

Our Price: $2224

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Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches

Mahogany base with piano finished burl veneer and hand blown glass dome. The dial is round with an exquisite laser cut center pattern. The quartz regulated astrolabium has a month and zodiac disc and sun, moon and earth spheres. Through the visible gear train the astrolabium clock movement reproduces the annual orbit of the earth around the sun, with the earth rotating on its axis once in 24 hours and the moon revolving around the earth in 29.5 days. In the course of a year, the earth passes all twelve zodiac signs, months and individual days, which are indicated on the brass disc.

Warranty: Three years.

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Hermle 22948-Q10352 Telumium III

Hermle Telumium III

Model Number: Hermle 22948-Q10352

List Price: $9499

Our Price: $6364

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Dimensions: 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 15 inches

This is the newest development in the Tellurium series. The mechanical 8-day Westminster quarter hour bell chime movement with 11 jewel lever escapement and a automatic night shut-off activates the mechanism showing the movement of the sun, moon and earth in the course of the year. The antique finish solid wood case with front and back door, metal applications, pearl decor, brass columns and bevelled glasses is surmounted by a glass dome with hand cut stars. The rotating sun-god, earth globe, moon and zodiac signs are metal cast matching the color of the etched date disc. Enamel dial and filigree hands add the finishing touch to this exquisite piece.

Warranty: Three years.

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Hermle 22805-160352 Tellurium I, Brass and Cherry

Hermle Tellurium I, Brass and Cherry

Model Number: Hermle 22805-160352

List Price: $9529

Our Price: $6384

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Dimensions: 13 3/4 inches tall x 11 3/8 inches diameter

The Tellurium clock reproduces the annual orbit of the earth around the sun, with the earth rotating around its axis once in 24 hours. The moon, in turn, revolves around the earth in 29.5 days, allowing the reproduction of the moon's phases as they are visible from earth. The earth is tilted on its axis and is rotated by an auxiliary gear train. In the course of one year, the earth passes all twelve zodiac signs, months and days which are indicated on the flat disc. 8-day spring wound movement with Westminster chime on 4 polished bells. Second hand, 11 jewel lever escapement. Polished brass disc has milled zodiac signs and rosettes in addition to the months and days of the year.

Warranty: Three years.

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Hermle 22805-740352 Tellurium I, Black and Brass

Hermle Tellurium I, Black and Brass

Model Number: Hermle 22805-740352

List Price: $9529

Our Price: $6384

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Dimensions: 13 3/4 inches tall x 11 3/8 inches diameter

The Tellurium clock reproduces the annual orbit of the earth around the sun, with the earth rotating around its axis once in 24 hours. The moon, in turn, revolves around the earth in 29.5 days, allowing the reproduction of the moon's phases as they are visible from earth. The earth is tilted on its axis and is rotated by an auxiliary gear train. In the course of one year, the earth passes all twelve zodiac signs, months and days which are indicated on the flat disc. 8-day spring wound movement with Westminster chime on 4 polished bells. Second hand, 11 jewel lever escapement. Polished brass disc has milled zodiac signs and rosettes in addition to the months and days of the year.

Warranty: Three years.

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Hermle 22823-740352 Tellurium II, Black and Nickel

Hermle Tellurium II, Black and Nickel

Model Number: Hermle 22823-740352

List Price: $11089

Our Price: $7430

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Dimensions: 13 3/4 inches tall x 11 3/8 inches diameter

Tellurium (orrery) clock - black with piano finish and nickel plated components. The Tellurium clock reproduces the annual orbit of the earth around the sun, with the earth rotating around its axis once in 24 hours. The moon, in turn, revolves around the earth in 29.5 days, allowing the reproduction of the moon's phases as they are visible from earth. The earth is tilted on its axis and is rotated by an auxiliary gear train. In the course of one year, the earth passes all twelve zodiac signs, months and days which are indicated on the flat disc. 8-day spring wound movement with Westminster chime on 4 polished bells. Second hand, 11 jewel lever escapement. Polished nickel plated disc has milled zodiac signs and rosettes in addition to the months and days of the year.

Warranty: Three years.

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United States Shipping: Our clocks will normally be shipped by UPS ground within two business days of receipt of order, and will be delivered approximately 3 - 5 business days after that (in the continental US). If there will be a delay in shipping, we will notify you, and give you the option of canceling your order. Expedited delivery is available at extra charge. If you have questions, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call 1-888-742-5625. Indiana sales will be charged 7% sales tax.

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Free Shipping: Items marked "Free Shipping" will be shipped at no charge to you within the 48 continental United States. The free shipping is by UPS Ground or Priority Mail, at our option. Free shipping does not apply to shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, or outside of the United States. If you return the clock for a refund, the amount we paid to have the clock shipped is not refunded.

Shipping Outside the United States: Our smaller clocks can be shipped out of the USA. Please e-mail us at [email protected] and ask for a shipping quote. Please give the model number, country and postal code. You (the customer) will be responsible for paying the import duty, if any.

Bill's Clockworks has been in business since 1991. We sell clocks online and at our shop in Flora, Indiana. Member of the Better Business Bureau, American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute, and National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.

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