Double Gyroscope

Department of Astronomy, University of Toronto Photo courtesy of University of Toronto Museum of Scientific Instruments. Used to model the rotation of the earth, and the precession of the earth´s axis. This double gyroscope from the University of Toronto was likely used to challenge students to give a mathematical description of the movements of its parts.

Made by Newton & Co., London
Canadian Heritage Information Network, Canada Museum of Science and Technology, Musée de la civilisation, Stewart Museum, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Museum of Health Care at Kingston, University Health Network Artifact Collection, University of Toronto Museum of Scientific Instruments, University of Toronto Museum Studies Program, Suzanne Board, Dr. Randall C. Brooks, Sylvie Toupin, Ana-Laura Baz, Jean-François Gauvin, Betsy Little, Paola Poletto, Dr. James Low, David Kasserra, Kathryn Rumbold, David Pantalony, Dr. Thierry Ruddel, Kim Svendsen
c. 1900
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