The Transitarium of Washington Shirley , the 5 th

Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society No. 116 (2013) Unique among planetary machines is the transitarium designed by Washington Shirley, 5th Earl of Ferrers. Engineered and engraved by Benjamin Cole senior circa 1761 (Fig. 1) it is a device that has been photographically reproduced in numerous books, articles, and press releases, but it is also a… CONTINUE READING