Gyroscope

Gyroscope

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Description
Simple gyroscopes might be used for amusement or scientific demonstration. This example belonged to the National Educational Museum, an organization formed in the late nineteenth century under the leadership of the United States Commissioner of Education. It came to the Smithsonian in 1910.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Gyroscope
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in; 9.525 cm
overall: 3 7/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 9.8425 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
PH.261316
catalog number
261316
accession number
51116
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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