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Tedco Newton's Cradle

  Tedco Newton's Cradle
Retail Price: $24.00
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Item: TC078 
Quantity on Hand: 25  

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We searched long and hard for a GOOD Newton's Cradle. A REALLY GOOD one.

The criteria:
Well built. Metal. Large. Highly attractive. Pleasant sounding. Affordable.

We finally found one.

Large enough to impress people a fair distance away, 7 x 7 x 6 inches, this Newton's Cradle is a fine looking piece of art. With one inch diameter metal spheres that pleasantly click-click-click-click... audibly and rhythmically as they should - people will come from all directions to play with your new desk toy.

Five metal spheres hang perfectly from strong, thin, transparent cord. Pull an end sphere back, let it go, and watch as its momentum pulls it down to hit the next sphere in line. The energy travels through the other spheres, causing the last sphere on the opposite side to swing up into the air. This process repeats until it finally wears down, which - thankfully - takes a while.

Swing two spheres at once, three spheres at once, four... every time, the energy builds. You'll find yourself watching the captivating motion, and appreciating the steady, pulsing clicks as the spheres collide.

In truth, Newton's Cradle was created in 1969 by English actor Simon Prebble. Based in the conservation of momentum theory by Sir Isaac Newton - he gets all the credit.

In truth, if you want to keep one - better get two. It's hard to keep hold of Newton's Cradle.

Tedco Newton's Cradle
  • The classic contraption of swinging metal spheres
  • Encourages relaxation, curiosity, interest in physics
  • A fascinating example of science at work
  • A beautiful desk piece
  • 5 metal spheres hang perfectly from strong, thin, transparent cord
  • Operates by the law of conservation of momentum
  • Great for conference rooms, lobbies, and offices
  • Some assembly required
  • Detailed assembly instructions included
  • Base made of strong, sturdy wood
  • Frame and spheres made of strong, durable metal

    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 14 years of age.

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      UPC 043067600035
      Manufacturer SKU 60003
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 9/19/2013
      Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 14 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #284
      Dimension 7 x 7 x 6 inches

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.

  • Total Customer Reviews: 6
    Average Customer Rating: 4.50 (site average 4.56)
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    Newton's Cradle
    Posted 11/13/2014 by cara hall

    9 year old gave this as a gift - and then wanted one for himself for his birthday! it is fun and mesmerizing

    Rating: 5
    1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Review of Tedco Newton's Cradle
    Posted 11/11/2014 by chrisanne dienstbier

    I really wanted it for myself. It looks great in the living room. Christian is a bit young for it yet.

    Rating: 5
    2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
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    Great for the office!
    Posted 5/30/2014

    Love having this in my office. Amazing how many people sit and watch it...great conversation starter!

    Rating: 4
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Well made cradle a hit with Mama
    Posted 5/11/2014 by Bobpasta

    My wife was impressed with how well made the product is constructed. The cradle is a nice size and the side supports have screws coming up from bottom to hold them in place. The action is perfect - the balls respond as they should.

    Rating: 5
    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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