A popular Victorian toy based on the fairground ride.
The German toy makers were fond of producing a variety of roundabout toys. Some, operated by a handle, which when it was turned plucked strings hidden in the base.
On this toy the platform is suspended from four cords, and when it is given a gentle push, the cords twist around the centre pole.
It demonstrates a variety of forces in action, push, pull, gravity and centrifugal force.