Gyroscope

Gyroscope

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Description
Paul-Gustave Froment (1815-1865), an inventor and instrument maker in Paris, made Leon Foucault’s first gyroscope in the early 1850s. By the 1870s, the physical apparatus at Columbia College (now University) in New York City included "a complete Foucault gyroscope, by Froment." This is that instrument.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
gyroscope
maker
Froment, Paul-Gustave
place made
France: Île-de-France, Département de Ville-de-Paris
Measurements
overall: 50 cm x 27.5 cm x 20.5 cm; 19 11/16 in x 10 13/16 in x 8 1/16 in
overall in case: 8 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 49.53 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
PH.322966
catalog number
322966
accession number
249200
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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