ALEXANDER LAING








LOCATION
Essex, Ont. Canada


HISTORY
Instrument invented by Alexander Laing in the 1890s.

Patent in Canada Aug 27 1896, in USA Mars 2 1897.
Complex desing with lots of stringdriwen pulleys.

The instrument is turned by hand and when so done is showing the different movements of Earth, moon and Venus.

A later model has brass sun instead of wooden, and has a compas monted on the wooden arm. This later model was, probably, made after the Trippensee Company bought the Laing company sometime in the early 1900s.




The Laing Planetarium






The Laing at work!




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