French tellurium of approx. 1950
A relatively simple French tellurium in good condition. The tellurium functions well. The tellurium is constructed of a steel base which can be filled with pebbles or sand and support a ‘sphere’ with a light representing the sun. From the base a steel arm extends with the earth at the end. The earth is tin plated and approx. 10cm. The earth has e few dents. Everything is set in motion by turning the arm with the wooden handle at the sun-side. 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. This model can be used to explain the seasons, day and night, phases of the moon, solar eclipse, lunar eclipse etc.