Centrifugal Hoop


This centrifugal hoop demonstration apparatus came from the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., a school that was established in 1870 as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth. It may have been acquired in September 1891 when the school moved to a new building on M Street (and became popularly known as the M Street High School). A brass tag on the wooden base reads “James W. Queen & Co. / Philada.” The form was sometimes termed a whirling machine.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Dunbar High School

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.323745Catalog Number: 323745Accession Number: 252354

Object Name: Whirling Machinecentrifugal hoopwhirling machinecentrifugal hoop demonstration

Measurements: overall: 19 7/16 in x 17 1/2 in x 9 7/8 in; 49.37125 cm x 44.45 cm x 25.0825 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5900-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1817224

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