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Original TEDCO Gyroscope | Nostalgic Pak (Classic Science Toy)

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Original TEDCO Gyroscope Originally produced in 1917, highly popular in the 1940s & 1950s A fun, classic educational toy for 75 years High quality gyroscope, cast, machined, painted and balance-fitted...

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Original TEDCO Gyroscope

  • Originally produced in 1917, highly popular in the 1940s & 1950s
  • A fun, classic educational toy for 75 years
  • High quality gyroscope, cast, machined, painted and balance-fitted all by hand
  • Pull the string, watch the gyroscope spin, the tricks begin!
  • Develops fine motor skills & hand-eye coordination
  • Learn a little science, flex a little muscle
  • Demonstrates properties of gyroscopic inertia, angular motion, torque, rotational inertia and rigidity in space as first recorded by Sir Isaac Newton
  • Balance your gyroscope on string, on your finger, sideways, limitless applications
  • Fascinating play for all ages
  • You get: Gyroscope, Pedestal/tower, Pull string. Complete set of instructions
  • No batteries needed

Wind the string, give it a pull, let your gravity-defying gyroscope go! Get set for an audience – the tricks quickly begin!

When the gyroscope’s wheel is spun you can expect amazed onlookers. It’s ability to balance while spinning on a piece of string or hover sideways is counter-intuitive, and that’s what makes it so much fun!

Gyroscopes are used in aircraft position orientation, satellites, and many robotic applications of science. They are excellent as toys for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

How it works:
Gyroscope toys are a metal wheel spinning inside a metal frame. When the wheel on a gyroscope is spun, the spinning motion of the wheel creates a force that resists any attempts to change its position. The wheel wants to keep turning at the exact same orientation. A helpful analogy: If you throw something with mass through the air, you know that it will take a force to change the direction of the object flying through the air. It’s the same with a gyroscope wheel. The wheel wants to keep moving in the same direction, (physicists call this phenomena “angular momentum”). The spinning wheel prefers to stay where it is and resists changes to its orientation.

Design Principle:

For over 70 years, Tedco Toys Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA has produced and sold gyroscopes all over the world. Please note that this gyroscope is handmade, hand inspected and imported from USA to ensure optimum performance & usage. The design of this gyroscope has an INTENTIONAL break on the outer ring, which will enable the flexibility of the frame and this DESIGN has not changed since its production in 1917. Adjustments are necessary over time to keep the Gyroscope in perfect working order.


Please refer to the detailed write-up of the gyroscope design principle in the package.
 

Ages 6 and up.

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