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MAGNETIC IRON FILING SAND TIMER
Time Marches On
No, it doesn't; it runs out. See for yourself with this hourglass full of iron filings. The steel base has a magnet, so time flies when the glass is on it, and the filings make pretty stalagmites. Stick a magnet on the neck, however, and you can stop time altogether. Glass is 5-1/2" tall on the base and filings run out in about 40 seconds (three trips make a two-minute egg) with the magnet, somewhat longer without it.
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$6.95 EACH
BATTERY OPERATED TRAVELING PLASMA BALL
Plasmatics To Go
So many plasma balls are just too big for the office--and are tethered to an electrical cord to boot. We suggest this rare battery-powered, desktop-appropriate version, measuring 3-1/8” dia on a stylish base of graduated discs. Stands 5-1/8” tall and meets all current AS&S International Electrical Phenomenon Desktop Demonstration Guidelines. (IEPDDG) You pop for (4) “AA” batteries and you’re in business.
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$15.95 EACH
MAGNETIC LEVITATION, SPINNING DESK TOY
Perpetual Motion
Spin this spindle and watch it turn in perpetuity!!  Well, for a long time anyway.  Inside the 5-1/2" long colored plastic spindle are magnets which are repelled by magnets in the 5" x 3" black plastic base.  The variously colored spindle floats in the air above the base thus virtually free of normal friction. Nifty desk toy named "Revolution".
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$9.95 EACH
SANDSCAPES
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.
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93744P1 SANDSCAPES
$14.75 EACH
PERPETUAL MOTION ATOMIC MODEL
Desktop Atom
Yes, your desktop is made of atoms (you, too) but this is a 7" dia chrome and black model of an atomic structure (Boronish, Paul says) that keeps on turning via the magic of electromagnetics, at least until the 9V battery you put in it wears out. Stands approx 9" tall on its base.  Ignore that "perpetual motion" on the box, unless you have a perpetual battery. Minimal assembly required, but a maximum person like you won't have a problem with it.
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$14.85 EACH
NEWTON'S CRADLE, LARGE
Swingin' Desk Toy
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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$19.95 EACH
FLEXI-SPHERE DESK TOY
Flexi-Sphere
Interesting wire contraption that we played with as a child. A series of (4) tiers of overlapping and intertwined brass wire semicircular hoops are anchored at the open end to a pair of full circles. The whole can be shaped into a tube, double balls, a flower petal, etc, depending upon what areas are opened, which closed. A variety of colored beads on the hoops add a decorative touch. Fun, intriguing and decorative all at the same time.
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$4.50 EACH
BLUE CRYSTAL GEM
Ginormous Gem
Bigger than a baseball across the top, this is one ginormous jewel. You pick a clear or deep-translucent-blue, 24% lead crystal, cut-glass gem. It’s 3-1/8” dia at the top, tapering to point 2-1/8” deep. Could be mounted in a stunning, but really, really, really big engagement ring.
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$12.95 EACH
DESK BELL
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Time was, these service bells were on every teacher's desk and the front desk of every hotel in the world. They're still a classically beautiful design, and they'll still bring folks running when you tap the little plunger on top. The shiny matte chrome bell sits on a fire-engine red enameled steel base and the whole thing is 3-1/8" dia x 2-1/4" tall.
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93213P1 DESK BELL
$6.00 EACH
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