Ferguson's Mechanical Paradox Orrery

22 Oct 2009
Posted by colby

Via Make Magazine, photographs of a beautifully fabricated orrery, based on Ferguson's Mechanical Paradox. Not a paradox at all, but an elegant arrangement of slightly different ratios in gears that appear to be identical:

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