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