Gyroscope

Gyroscope

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Description
Preston Bassett, the donor of this gyroscope, stated that it "was used by Schoolmaster Pratt of Leverett, Mass., during the 1860's, in his course on Natural Philosophy. It is said that he made the model himself."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
gyroscope and holder
date made
ca 1860
Physical Description
lead (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/4 in; 10.795 cm
overall: 6 in x 4 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
PH.326152
catalog number
326152
accession number
259273
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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