The Archimedes Marble Run Toy
A Child Powered Marble Run Toy
And the fun continues! Combine a handsome Marble Run constructed from rugged Hard Maple and the ancient principle of the Archimedes Screw* and you are destined to bring education through the joy of play to children of age 3 to 85. Measuring 24"Long x 16"High x 6"Wide, the Archimedes Marble Run is handsome and built to become an heirloom.
The heart of the toy is the spiral auger manufactured in our shop and assembled inside a durable tube along with a generous supply of colorful marbles. The magic is provided by children as they convey the marbles up the spiral to the top channel where they open the gate and watch and listen as the marbles find their way through the maze back to the Archimedes screw
the action is repeated again and again. A mesmerizing educational experience for all ages from 3 years to whom knows when!!
See Item No.641 on the block set description page.
*Archimedes, Greek Physicist & Mathematician born in the year 287 B.C., invented the screw conveyor to transport water up hill.
Its'basic design has never changed and today is in widespread use in industry to move dry bulk materials .
For more about Archimedes go to the Great Books Index website at Books.Mirror.org
The Archimedes Child Powered Marble Run is available for $135.00
If you would prefer to place your order with a sales representative over the telephone, please call 1-800.962.6785 (8AM - 4:30PM) Eastern Time.
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