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Swingin' Desk Toy

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Swingin' Desk Toy
warning WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-This toy contains a small ball. Not For children under 3yrs.
Newtonian demonstrator for science teachers. Mindless play for the rest of us. These are shiny, nicely balanced, high-performance examples of the classic Newton's Cradle - a ball on one end of a row of (5) suspended, barely touching balls swings into the others, and the ball at the opposite end reacts to the collision. The 11/16" dia balls in the small version (all-metal frame 6-1/2" high x 4" x 4-1/4") will collide about 30 times. The 7/8" dia balls in the large version (metal frame 5-1/4" high x 4" x 6", with a wooden base) will collide about 100 times. Awesome. Even more awesome that we paid someone to count the bounces just for you! (Unpacking note: Less awesome if you just yank it out by the suspension lines and pull a couple of balls loose. Be gentle.)
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New Life On Your Desk
Go beyond the standard desktop distractions with these extra cool devices and make your co-workers jealous in the process. This twofer will score you a radiometer and a self-sculpting sand duner. The radio meter is a 5” high evacuated clear glass bulb (on a base) with a four-bladed vane inside that spins at different speeds depending on how much light it detects. The sand duner is a 7” x 5” frame that holds various colors of sand inside and never stops moving--a constant creator of artistic, mesmerizing sand dunes. You’ll never be more relaxed or inspired at work.
$24.95 EACH
Self-Sculpting Sand
A real desktop mesmerizer. This 7"x 5" moving sand sculpture creates endless sand-dune vistas, and can be so easily flipped to start over that you need never go back to actually working. The sand is so fine it's nearly liquid, and comes in varying shades, plus a little glitter. Black base and frame. We'll pick sand in shades of orange, purple, green or red for you.
$14.75 EACH
Nuts, Bolts & Screws
Add a few ball bearings and you’ve got a gallery of mechanic’s art, sculptural objects that look like someone turned Picasso loose in a hardware store. You pick from the 7” long alligator made of chain and screws with a movable tail; the 5-1/2” x 3-1/2” tall bolts and screws scorpion; the chain and gear business card holder that belongs on the desk of anyone toting up the price of a transmission rebuild; and the 6” x 6” wingspan ball-bearing dragonfly. All in dark steel and all shellacked to prevent rust. Made in Vietnam.
$16.95 EACH
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