The sphere is 77 mm. diameter and made of papier-mache with a plaster coating and 12 copper engraved printed paper gores running from north to south poles affixed, hand-coloured and varnished by the publisher. The sphere is mounted in a graduated brass meridian ring numbered every 10 degrees, each 1 degree marked. A brass English type hour circle sits at the North Pole between the sphere and the meridian ring, it is numbered I-XII twice in roman with 15 minute divisions. The meridian ring fits into two slots in a paper horizon ring affixed to the lower part of the case. The case consists of two concave wooden hemispheres made of wood and painted black, joined at the equator by a brass hinge, there are two brass hook-and-eye fastenings, one missing. The upper hemisphere bears 12 gores printed with astronomical phenomena. The rim bears a zodiacal scale with the names of the zodiac and a Gregorian calendar numbered every 10 days and the last day of each month. Displayed immediately above is the Milky Way. In the centre is an image of the sun surrounded by the known planets including Uranus. The lower hemisphere bears a wooden support for the brass meridian ring to sit in. The paper horizon ring is copper engraved, hand coloured and varnished with scales from the inside out for ‘Amplitude’ and Azimuth numbered every 10 degrees each degree marked, and for 32 compass points with abbreviated names in English. Affixed to the lower hemisphere is a brass ring which enables a small (later?) table stand to be screw fixed. In good condition.