Saturday, October 10, 2020

Custom made ARMILLARY

What you see here is an ARMILLARY sphere. Originally designed by the Greeks, an armillary was used as a teaching tool. The sphere is made up of rings and poles and an arrow representing the equator. The meridians and parallels and the center ball represent the earth following the sun.  

And why do I show that picture?  As some of you may recall my daughter and her husband Brian have a thriving antique business in NY state.  One of their regular customers is a world traveler and while visiting their shop he told them of his last trip to Europe where he became enamored with a huge armillary on display in a farmer's field. It was not for sale but he started a search for one and was dismayed to find what it would cost to have one custom made to his specifications and especially with the additional shipping charge.  

He told them that it wasn't until he got back home that he remembered the amazing products that Brian made from his stockpile of discarded metallic pieces and sold in their shop.  He decided to see if Brian could make his dream Amillary for him and, of course Brian jumped at the chance.

What you see here is the finished product: It is now proudly displayed in a large field on the man's property. You get an idea of just how huge the Armillary is with him standing next to it. It's almost as large as the grin he has when he stops back in their shop and tells them how he loves showing off Brian's one-of-a-kind structure. 

Nothing makes a business owner happier than another satisfied customer !


Blogger Marie Smith said...

I’ve seen those before but never knew the name. I can understand the customer’s delight with the product. Great job.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Great piece. Your son is talented.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

I too have seen those, in pictures, but didn't know what they were. Brian must have really enjoyed the challenge and he certainly came through. He can be proud.

5:35 AM  
Blogger Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

from my friend Jan ...

That is so cool! Great job!

12:59 PM  
Blogger Joared said...

I've been unfamiliar with an armillary by name. How creative of your son.

12:49 AM  

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