Box of string loops for Foucault Pendulum.

Made:
1985-1987 in South Kensington
maker:
Science Museum

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Painted tinplate steel box containing numerous string loops, by the Science Museum, London, United Kingdom, 1985-1987. For use with the leather strap to hold the Foucault pendulum bob in place. Attached to both the strap and a hook on the side of the pedulum scale, the string was burnt through with a lighted match to release the pendulum into its swinging motion.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1883-8/5
Materials:
cotton (thread), plastic (unidentified), steel (metal) and tin plated
type:
container
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • physics demonstration equipment