No. 46. The World represented in the Centre of the Universe.
THE construction of a transparent globe containing air and liquid, and also of a smaller globe,in the centre, in imitation of the world. Two hemispheres of glass are made (fig. 46): one of them is covered with a plate of bronze, in the middle of which is a round hole. To fit this hole a light ball, of small size, is constructed, and thrown into the water contained in the other hemisphere: the covered hemisphere is next applied to this, and, a certain quantity of liquid having been removed from the water, the intermediate space will contain the ball; thus by the application of the second hemisphere what was proposed is accomplished.