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Tedco Original Toy Gyroscope

Tedco gyroscope on stand

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This is a classic design of gyroscope that has become stereotypical for a toy gyroscope. The disk has as a bulbous edge which is painted a yellow/gold colour and it has diamond shaped spoke design. The frame of the gyroscope is a thick wire which is brazed/soldered in places. It comes with string which is used to start it and a pedestal tower which you can stand it on. The look has remained unchanged and has been a classic educational toy for generations. It continues to fascinate young and old alike with its mysterious force that seems to defy gravity. Whether you just want to have hours of fun with it just as a toy or whether you want to learn more about physics/science of gyroscopes.

This gyroscope has been produced circa 1911 although 1917 is often quoted. Originally it was made by L.T. Hurst Mfg Co, 716-718 24th East Street, Sanborn, Indianapolis. At some point the production switched from Hurst Mfg Co to Chandler Mfg Co. Gyroscopes made at this time are still branded a Hurst gyroscope but the box now states the new manufacturer. The product later gets renamed to a “Chandler gyroscope”. Production seemed continued throughout the second war world but with minor changes to the packaging to reduce paper consumption and to promote the war effort (boxes said on the bottom “do not burn, save for defence”). In the first half of the 20th century they were widely found in the 'five and dime' stores across America. They also appear under other brand names as occasionally when resold in various shops or for promotions. In 1982 the product was purchased by Tedco and rebranded the Tedco gyroscope. Here is a link with more information History of the Tedco gyroscope

We have a page on the website that maybe helpful if you are struggling to decide which gyroscope to buy. Compare the all the gyroscopes on the website

With each Tedco 'Original' gyroscope you get:
The Gyroscope, Pedestal/tower, Pull string ,Clear plastic cube to store and display your gyroscope, Complete set of instructions

Note: Some people notice a small break in one of the outer rings. It is a "butt" joint, where the two ends butted together. It serves two purposes, it aids assembly and also allows for a minor degree of adjustment. The design is basically over 100 years old now.

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