Economy Devil's Hook Scale Balance Sky Hook Toy

Economy Devil's Hook Scale Balance Sky Hook Toy

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Economy Devil's Hook Scale Balance Sky Hook Toy

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Economy Devil's Hook Scale Balance Sky Hook Toy

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Overview

Economy Devil's Hook Scale Balance Sky Hook Toy

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Devil's Hook 
 A Beguiling Balance Sky Hook Toy from Copernicus  
 
The Devils Hook allows for its center of gravity to be manipulated by the addition of weight to the hooked end.  Once you know the secret, you can easily balance it on  the tip of your finger... or on the end of a pencil... or even on the tip of your nose! 

People have marveled at how acrobats walk across a rope stretched across the Niagara falls, or cycle, juggle and perform acrobatics on a rope stretched across the roof of a circus tent.  All these amazing feats are made possible by a simple manipulation of the center of gravity of the balanced object.
 
Balancing toys were popular in the 19th century.  Dating back to ancient China and India, where they were most often carved from soft wood, the western balancing toys were traditionally made from tin or metal.  Illustrations of balancing toys can be found in educational literature from the 18th century.  The physics governing the movement of such toys intrgued and amazed people. 

 
Measures 3.75 inches in length. Constructed of durable, hard plastic.
Ages 8 years and above.
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Additional Information

SKU

COTO-CC-SCALE

Weight

0.3 lb

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