Around 1930, Germany, in very good condition
Maker is Columbus-Verlag Berlin Lichtervelde was working under this name during World War 2
The piece stands on a cast iron base.
The sun is depicted with a candle
With the help of a lever you can rotate the globe.
At the same time a little ball representing the moon by means of a concentric mechanism while spinning around the earth moves closer or farther and the whole (Sun, Earth, and Moon) rotate on the axis of the standing foot, allowing a map to display a different zodiac sign and the seasons each month.
When the earth has been around 29 times, the moon has circled the earth once.
The turning mechanism works well.
. Dimensions: width 56 cm, height 40 cm.
See also the many, accompanying photos that are part of the description.
- No. of items
- Metal and paper
- Manufacturer/ Brand
- Tellurium Planetarium Columbus Verlag
- Estimated Period
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 43×35×65 cm