Believed by some to have been designed in 1804 by the legendary British inventor and polymath Joseph Crabtree, the functional simplicity of his brass-and-glass domed "Observatory" magnifier has never been surpassed or needed modification.
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Turned wood, brass finial, ground and polished glass magnifies 3x. A lasting accessory for bookshelf or coffee table. Form & Function..
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The armillary sphere shows the Earth (a central ball) surrounded by rings (armilla in Latin) which represent the great circles of the heavens. It was widely used during the 17th and 18th centuries in scientific debates over the relative merits of the competing central Earth and central Sun theories.