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Gyroscope, 19th century.

Gyroscope, 19th century.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


The gyroscope consists of a wheel-shaped rotor on an axle that is mounted inside a metal ring. The rotor is set spinning by winding a string around the axle, then giving it a sharp pull.

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