Small Sand & Steel Pit Pendulum In Slate - Great Gift
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Small Sand & Steel Pit Pendulum In Slate - Great Gift:
Grand Illusions - SmallSlatePlatedSand Pit & Amazing Gift You'll Watch For Hours - Perfect For Decorating Tx Rooms, Waiting Areas, Desks& More
Grand Illusions - SmallPit & Pendulum In Slate TexturedPlateQuick Facts12" Tall
5.5" X 8" Base
Moves Through 360 Degrees
Creates Thousands Of Patterns
The conical pendulum, or a free swinging weight on a line anchored on a hook, has been studied for centuries. Watching its circular movements have brought greater understanding to the movements of the planets and the theory of gravity. A French physicist created a conical pendulum so large, once it was set in motion, it moved through 360 degrees of motion in 24 hours creating a timepiece accurate to within a few seconds per day.
Unlike normal pendulums, like you find in grandfather clocks, two external forces are operating on the pendulum: the downward action of gravity acts upon the mass of the pendulum, and the tension on the line between the mass and the anchor point. It is the interplay between these two forces that, primarily, describe the patterns in which the mass moves.
It's a beautiful dance, but it's difficult to see just how elegant and complex the movement is until you find a way to see the movement in context. By sharpening the mass to a point and having it describe its path through a shallow dish of sand, you can see the track the pendulum takes on its regular rhythmic cycle. Back and forth, to and fro, the pendulum swings into gorgeous elliptical loops and whorls. This slate Pit and Pendulum, while not as sinister as the version Poe wrote about, belongs on your desk, creating art out of science - beauty out of mathematics.
Weight ~4 Pounds
Dimensions Height 12", Base5.5" X Grand Illusions
Grand Illusions Designs manufactures and distributes high end decorative itemsthat are made out of resin, wood and slate. They are distributed world wide, and are used as ornaments for desks, credenzas, offices, waiting rooms, treatment rooms, spas, and more. They areknown for their craftmanship, attention to detail, and fair pricing. Their premier item, theconical Pit & Pendulum, has generated hours of enjoyment, and left people wondering how they workasamazing designsappear right before their eyes while watching the sand.It is truly mesmerizing, and unfortunately,Grand Illusions won't give away the Asked Questions (FAQs)
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We work very hard to ship out all orders as quickly as possible, and ask that you allow 2-3 business days for this product to leave our warehouse after payment is received. Much of the time, your product will be on the truck for delivery within 1-2 business days. Depending on the delivery service used, this item takes between 2 and5 business days to arrive, once dispatched - perhaps 1 or 2 days longer if you are in an extremely remote area of the United States or Canada. We use UPS, FedEx, and USPS for shipping, and can not be held responsible for delays on their part. We will, however, work feverishly to find out what the issue is should the product not arrive on time, or in a damaged state. ** Please note that some items are shipped directly fromour manufacturers in order to keep shipping costs as low as possiblefor our customers, and therefore we are unable to continuously verify available inventory for those particular items. If the item is out of stock, we will notify you of the situation and what the expected shipping date will be. If the delay is too long we will gladly refund your money.
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