Leaning Tower

Leaning Tower

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This simple model of a leaning tower is stable when the center of mass is within the base of the tower, and unstable when the top is removed. The form has been used to demonstrate centers of gravity since at least the eighteenth century.
Ref: Central Scientific Co., Physical and Chemical Apparatus (Chicago, 1909), p. 70.
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Object Name
leaning tower
overall: 10 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 27.305 cm x 6.985 cm
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Science & Scientific Instruments
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National Museum of American History
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