Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 11:38:37 -0500

Author: Gerald Zani

Subject: Re: gimbaled gyroscope

Post:

Steve,

Years ago I contacted the manufacturer. After WWII and continuing until
1995 the manufacturers primary market was the military training
schools. Unfortunately the military budget cuts that began in 1994 took
their toll and the military stopped buying them.
The Cenco sales alone were not enough to keep it in production and the
Mitac Gyro has not been manufactured since 1995. Jerry

At 10:45 AM 11/22/2002 -0500, you wrote:


>Folks,
>
>Brian Alfano, from the Virginia Museum of Science, and who
>does not belong to this list, is looking for a motorized gimbaled
>gyroscope. We have some, such as the one shown on this page:
>http://www.pha.jhu.edu/facilities/pir/lecdemo/M-q5d.htm.
>However we have none to spare. He is looking to purchase one
>for a exhibit that they are constructing on Space. The one shown on our
>webpage was made be CENCO and is no longer made by them.
>
>They do have some money to purchase one, so my questions are,
>does anyone have one to spare? and does anyone know where one
>could be purchased?
>
>You can reply directly to Brian Alfano at balfano@smv.org
>
>Thanks -
>Steve Wonnell
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>Steven K. Wonnell
>Physics and Astronomy Department E-Mail: wonnell@pha.jhu.edu
>Johns Hopkins University Phone: (410) 516-4696, 516-5468
>3400 N. Charles Street Fax: (410) 516-7239
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