Roundabout

History

A popular Victorian toy based on the fairground ride.  The German toy makers were fond of producing a variety of roundabout toys.  Some  operated by a handle which when it was turned plucked strings hidden in the base.

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On this toy the platform is suspended from four cords, and when it is given a gentle push, the cords twist around the centre pole.

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It demonstrates a variety of forces in action, push, pull, gravity and centrifugal force.

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