Experience the wonders of physics with this large demonstration gyroscope, crafted by the esteemed W. Ladd of London. The gyroscope is a stunning piece of engineering, featuring a solid brass construction and a unique U-shaped frame that holds the central rotor disc.
This impressive gyroscope operates by winding a string around the spin axis, which is threaded through a small hole in the axis. The spinning of the rotor disc can be done to high precision, making it an ideal educational tool for demonstrating the principles of physics. The U-shaped frame is mounted on a solid brass base, where the maker's name, "W. LADD, 31 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON," is elegantly engraved. Don't miss this chance to add a truly unique and fascinating piece to your collection.
The name gyroscope was coined by the French scientist, Leon Foucault in 1852 as a result of his investigations into the rotation of the earth and the development of the ideas of the German scientist Johann Gottlieb Bohnenberger from 1817. The experiment was commonly used thereafter to show how a spinning rotor resists changes to its orientation due to the angular momentum of the wheel. A phenomenon also known as gyroscopic inertia or rigidity in space, gyroscopes have been central to development of navigational instruments.