Leaning Tower

Leaning Tower

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
leaning tower
Measurements
overall: 10 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 27.305 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
PH.326948
catalog number
326948
accession number
264801
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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