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jim in paris

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Scrambolo the magnetic egg race
« on: March 27, 2020, 01:07:46 AM »

hi all
I was wondering:  what does this top do ?

it's yet another one from Cyril's collection but I don't think we have reviewed it, have we ?


thanx

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Re: Scrambolo the magnetic egg race
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 11:04:43 AM »

"Scrambolo"! Great name!  ;D

Magnetic race? Two eggs? I first assumed it worked like the (like the rabbit and eggmagnetic push/pull top), but maybe not.  :-\
Perhaps it's missing a couple of "pushers" to race the eggs?
Or perhaps the eggs go around the spinner driven by friction?
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Re: Scrambolo the magnetic egg race
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 11:52:00 PM »



salut Jorge
here is another photo : the top is placed on the stand, then spun , then the egg will spin around
perhaps you could find the patent ?

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the scrambolo magnetic top
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Re: Scrambolo the magnetic egg race
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2020, 12:07:23 AM »

Thanks for the video.
Does it have a magnet or is it actually all mechanical.
The effect reminds me the Mary-Whirl by Gibbs, which is mechanical.

I might have seen a patent of it. I'll search later.
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Re: Scrambolo the magnetic egg race
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 10:12:05 AM »

Found the patent in my archives. The inventor was Jesse K. Hamilton, from Chicago and it was patented February 11, 1913:



As I suspected, it is all mechanical in spite of the "magnetic" adjective. The egg has a weight on the larger side, but no magnet. It remains touching the top just by the dynamics of the movement.
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Re: Scrambolo the magnetic egg race
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 11:55:39 AM »

As I suspected, it is all mechanical in spite of the "magnetic" adjective. The egg has a weight on the larger side, but no magnet. It remains touching the top just by the dynamics of the movement.

Which in my book is even cooler.
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Re: Scrambolo the magnetic egg race
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2020, 07:43:22 PM »

I love this!!!!

So great!!!
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