1978 Fireball

Scope Name: Fireball

Scope Number: 165

Description: The scope looks like a normal toy kaleidoscope with a ball on top of it. The ball spins in two directions (see pictures below).

Year: 1978

Production Site: Hermann, Missouri

Dimensions: 9 5/8 inches tall (includes ball) and 2 inches in diameter.  Ball is 3 1/8 inches tall with 3 inch maximum diameter.

Interior Image: 3-mirror isosceles triangle.

Objects:  Ball is divided into 4 equal sections.  Each section contains colored plastic pieces. 

Other:  While the 1978 Fireball claims to be under US patent 3,756,685 (Wonder Wheel patent) and "Patent Pending", it was granted its own US patent (4,205,893) on June 3,1980.

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