Jose María Gómez

Orrery maker.

Handcrafted exclusive museum quality planetariums and artisanal handpainted miniature globes.

Mechanical restoration and repair service.

Model of the photo: 8 planet orrery with calendar and moon phase indicator "Seven pointed Star"

Handmade in Cantabria, Spain.

 

All our models are designed and completely built by us including our own calculations of the gears, 3D plans and designs, cartography for our globes, cutting of the brass gears, manufacturing and adjustment of the mechanisms, creation of special CNC parts, diamond drag engraving and hand engraving of brass, setting of stones, wood working, creation of models, molds and brass castings, application of gold leaf, hand painting, artisanal manufacture of miniature globes in wood and hollow plaster in the traditional way......We do not order any work or parts outside.

We currently do not have stock of any model. All our models are made to order.

 

New web and models coming soon.

For more info and orders: info@mcplanetariums.com

 

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Current models:

French telluriums

French telluriums

Features:

Inspired on the original XIX century French geared 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

and two similar original models sold in this link:

https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/style-private-collections/a-rare-louis-xvi-tellurium-charles-francois

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

The mechanism is made of solid brass with an improved design in terms of strength and precision with respect to the original models.

Completely decorated by hand in gold on black in our own style inspired by the original models, including some geometric imperfections just like said models, so you will have a unique model.

Hancrafted earth globe in the french traditional way; plaster sphere over a hollow papier mache core with hand painted in watercolour paper gores applied on it with our own cartography. Colours are inspired by Delamarche's globes.

Measures:

Base diameter: 11,5 cm

Height: 20,5 cm

Globe diameter: 29 mm

Made to order

Includes luxury wooden box (handcrafted by us).

This model requires a lot of time for painting and drying times for the base and the miniature globe.

For talking about your customization requirements (size, colour of the globe....) and orders: info@mcplanetariums.com

Large Ferguson paradox orrery

solid beech wood stained in mahogany tone

natural oak

solid sapelli wood (african mahogany) stained in deep mahogany tone

Black painted solid wood

Large Ferguson paradox orrery

Features:

 

Our version of the iconic James Ferguson Paradox orrery

It can be used to aid to explain several facts about the Sun - Earth - Moon system:

Seasons of the year:
The seasons result from the Earth's axis of rotation being tilted with respect to its orbital plane by an angle of approximately 23.5 degrees. This causes that one part of the planet is more directly exposed to the rays of the Sun than the other.

 If you rotate the mechanism holding the knob next to the pointer you can see that the Earth maintains its orientation as it orbits around the Sun.
If you set the mechanism approx. on 21 of June, the tilt directs to the Sun, so it is summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere. If you continue rotating counterclockwise direction you will see how the miniature Earthglobe maintains its orientation according to the seasons and month printed in the dial.

Eclipse seasons:
An eclipse season is one of only two periods during a year when eclipses can occur, due to the orbital inclination of the Moon. In this planetarium the Moon orbit is represented with a ring that have engraved both the ascending (north) node and the descending (south) node.

When the nodes are aligned in the same line of the Earth and the Sun, eclipses can occur if in this period the Moon is in new moon (solar eclipse) or in full moon (lunar eclipse).
You can see how this possibility occurs by turning the pointer.
This ring rotates in the correct ratio of 18,6 years turn. The direction of the movement is retrograde respect of the Moon- Earth movement around the Sun.

The advance of the Lunar Apogee:
The lower base with the bronze pointer demonstrates the eccentricity of the Moon orbit.
The pointer displays the point of the apogee and it is easy to see its movement in the zodiac ring (ecliptic plane) that surrounds the Earth.
When the pointer is aligned between the Earth and the Sun and a node determines the possibility of an annular eclipse but if it is in the other side, the eclipses will be total.
When the pointer is between the Earth and the Sun it is possible to occur a supermoon in a full moon.
This pointer moves in practically the correct ratio. It rotates in advance one turn in approx. 8,85 years.

The different duration of the days troughout the year:

The earth terminator  divides the daylit side and the dark night side of the earth.

Due to the tilt of the earth axis, this varies throughout the year.

Materials:

The mechanism is made of solid brass. Sun is in solid brass.
The brass is polished without any coat. Over time it acquires a museum like look.     

The Earth globe is 12 mm in diameter. It is made of wood and covered with handpainted paper gores in the traditional style with our own cartography without text due to its miniature size. It is protected with some coats of varnish.

The dial is a high quality print with our original design that depicts the months, the seasons of the year and the zodiac.  It is protected with several coats of varnish too.

 
The base is in solid beech wood stained in mahogany tone. It is available in sapelli wood stained in mahogany tone with the same dial or in natural oak whith orange dial.

Measures:

Base diameter: 14 cm

Globe diameter: 12 mm

Made to order. No stock

Includes luxury wooden box (handcrafted by us).

Price: from 1350 Euros + shipping    (for EU countries, 21% VAT will be added. Shipping is via DHL Express. Please tell me your country and ZIP for calculating shipping cost)

For order and more info: info@mcplanetariums.com 

Miniature Ferguson paradox orrery

Miniature Ferguson paradox orrery

Features:

Possibly the smallest working orrery of this type.

Our miniature version of the iconic James Ferguson Paradox orrery

It can be used to aid to explain several facts about the Sun - Earth - Moon system:

Seasons of the year:
The seasons result from the Earth's axis of rotation being tilted with respect to its orbital plane by an angle of approximately 23.5 degrees. This causes that one part of the planet is more directly exposed to the rays of the Sun than the other.

 If you rotate the mechanism holding the knob next to the pointer you can see that the Earth maintains its orientation as it orbits around the Sun.
If you set the mechanism approx. on 21 of June, the tilt directs to the Sun, so it is summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere. If you continue rotating counterclockwise direction you will see how the miniature Earthglobe maintains its orientation according to the seasons and month printed in the dial.

Eclipse seasons:
An eclipse season is one of only two periods during a year when eclipses can occur, due to the orbital inclination of the Moon. In this planetarium the Moon orbit is represented with a ring that have engraved both the ascending (north) node and the descending (south) node.

When the nodes are aligned in the same line of the Earth and the Sun, eclipses can occur if in this period the Moon is in new moon (solar eclipse) or in full moon (lunar eclipse).
You can see how this possibility occurs by turning the pointer.
This ring rotates in the correct ratio of 18,6 years turn. The direction of the movement is retrograde respect of the Moon- Earth movement around the Sun.

The advance of the Lunar Apogee:
The lower base with the bronze pointer demonstrates the eccentricity of the Moon orbit.
The pointer displays the point of the apogee and it is easy to see its movement in the zodiac ring (ecliptic plane) that surrounds the Earth.
When the pointer is aligned between the Earth and the Sun and a node determines the possibility of an annular eclipse but if it is in the other side, the eclipses will be total.
When the pointer is between the Earth and the Sun it is possible to occur a supermoon in a full moon.
This pointer moves in practically the correct ratio. It rotates in advance one turn in approx. 8,85 years.

 

Materials:

The mechanism is made of solid brass. Sun is in solid brass.
The brass is polished without any coat. Over time it acquires a museum like look.     

The Earth globe is 8 mm in diameter. It is 3D printed in ABS and handpainted. It is protected with some coats of varnish.

The dial is a high quality print with our original design that depicts the months, the seasons of the year and the zodiac.  It is protected with several coats of varnish too.

 
The bases are available in sapelly and oak wood stained in different tones with different color faces to choose.
Please contact for available colors.

Measures:

Base diameter: 8,5 cm

Globe diameter: 8 mm

Made to order. No stock

Includes wooden box

Price: from  450 Euros + shipping    (for EU countries, 21% VAT will be added. Shipping is via DHL Express. Please tell me your country and ZIP for calculating shipping cost)

For order more info: info@mcplanetariums.com 

Emile Bertaux planetarium

Emile Bertaux planetarium

Features:

Museum quality downscaled replica of the outstanding planetarium after Emile Bertaux (XIX century) that is located in the "Museo Marítimo del Cantábrico" in Santander (Cantabria, Spain).

You can see a similar model here:

https://www.chayette-cheval.com/lot/22846/5108541-planetaire-copernicien-et-globsearch=&

It depicts the motion of known planets of its date (up to Neptune), and the asteroid Ceres, all enclosed in a glass sphere.

The Moon rotates around the earth while mimics her real motion up and down due to the inclination of the Moon orbit.

The Earth rotates at a reduced speed ratio as in the original model.

All the mechanism is made in solid brass. Earth globe is made of wood with handpainted in watercolour paper gores applied on it.

Sun is made of solid brass. Planets and the moon are in natural howlite gemstone.

Customization available.

Mechanism can be made with retrogradation of the moon orbit nodes as in another original model that is located in the "Musee de la Marine" in Paris.

Glass sphere diameter: 25 cm  (other sizes available)

This model is made to order (model of the photos was custom made for a client)

For talking about your customization requirements (size, custom text engraved plates, type of mechanism...) and orders: info@mcplanetariums.com

 

 

Luxury 8 planet orrery with calendar and moon phase indicator.

"Seven pointed Star"

Luxury 8 planet orrery with calendar and moon phase indicator

"Seven pointed Star"

Features:

The model of the photos was custom made for a client. Each model will have different features.

Depicts the motion of the 8 planets of our solar system synchronized with a mechanical calendar and moon phase indicator (designed for the southern hemisphere for a client from Australia).

More than 250 parts. Countless hours of painstakingly work and design.

Solid brass artistically designed mechanism with crossed wheels and artistic brass pillars.

Hand engraved brass mechanism plates and handcrank with baroque acanthus (see videos below).

Embellished with genuine Swarovski® zirconias set.

Planet arms are engraved with each planetary symbol.

Hand turned wooden base.

Wooden pillars ornated with gilded acanthus leaves.

Planets and moons in semiprecious natural stones

Mercury: 6mm Picasso jasper

Venus: 8mm picture jasper

Miniature 8mm hand painted Earth globe

Mars: 8mm crazy lace agate

Jupiter: 12mm tiger eye

Saturn: 12mm blue lace chalcedony agate

Uranus: 10mm blue pectolite

Neptune: 10mm kyanite

moons: white howlite and Baltic amber

Sun: solid brass

Wooden pillars ornated with gilt acanthus leaves.

Painstakingly handpainted and gilt framed relief zodiac wooden plates or full gilt plates to choose.

 

Measures:

Base diameter 24 cm. Perfect size for anywhere  (available in other sizes)

Distance from Neptune to Uranus when opposite: 45 cm

Made to order. Customization available.

The model of the photos was custom made for a client. Next model will have different features.

For talking about your customization requirements (size, more complex mechanism, Earth or other celestial bodies motion, custom text engraved plates, type of planets, moons, stone accents....)

For more info and orders: info@mcplanetariums.com

Restorations  /   repairs

XIX century Newton and Son orrery recently restored and repaired for a client.

Before

After

If you are interested in this orrery please visit this link:

https://monimoon.com/producto/1825ca-planetario-orrery-newton-en-condicion-de-museo/

Repair and reconstruction of lost parts for Ernst Schotte and Jan Felkl type telluriums.

For more info and orders: info@mcplanetariums.com

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