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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Maxwell Top
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2016, 04:21:28 PM »

Lourens: Thanks for the book and historical info. I'll be in touch about the former.

Didn't know that all those big names used tops in their research as well, but I'm not surprised. Tops make good demonstration platforms for lots of interesting science.
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Maxwell Top
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2019, 10:10:06 PM »

Found the top container and contents called Ptolemy's top.  I took it to Sunday School and fooled around with it a bit.  Looks like what I have is the same in Lourens's collection.  The little piece of rubber that runs along the track is in pretty bad shape.  I am not sure if I need it.  There are also discs of different designs one can use.  They do not fit over that rubber piece.
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