Horse and Rider

Horse and Rider

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Simple demonstrations of the location of the center of gravity have long been popular with science teachers. This model of a rocking horse and rider is of that sort.
Currently not on view
Object Name
gravity apparatus
overall, fully assembled: 10 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 6 in; 26.67 cm x 13.97 cm x 15.24 cm
ball: 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 6.0325 cm
man: 3 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 9.525 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.905 cm
horse: 7 in x 6 in x 1 3/8 in; 17.78 cm x 15.24 cm x 3.4925 cm
stand: 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 13.97 cm x 13.97 cm x 8.255 cm
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Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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