German tellurium of approx. 1965
Length approx. 70cm, height approx. 40cm, diam. globe 11cm. A very nice tellurium in excellent condition. The globe as well as the tellurium is in mint condition. The tellurium is typically well made of German origin and functions very well. The tellurium is constructed of a heavy steel base with the yellow sphere with a light representing the sun. On the base the months, seasons, zodiac signs are shown. From the base a steel arm extends with the earth and the moon at the end. Everything is set in motion by turning the handle on the base. Doing so causes the earth to circle the sun, circle around its own axis and turn towards and from the sun according to the seasons. The month of the year is shown on the base just beneath the sun. The moon circles the earth and the cap on the moon is always turned towards the sun. This model can be used to explain the seasons, day and night, phases of the moon, solar eclipse, lunar eclipse etc.