E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An astronomical toy to show the relative movements of the planets, etc., invented by George Graham, who sent his model to Rowley, an instrument maker, to make one for Prince Eugène. Rowley made a copy of it for Charles Boyle, third Earl of Orrery, and Sir Richard Steele named it an orrery out of compliment to the earl. One of the best is Fultons, in Kelvin Grove Museum, West End Park, Glasgow.