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11" Diameter blow glass wheel
Powered and illuminated by two, 20 watt halogen bulbs
Mounted on a 12" matte glass base
Cycle time adjustable from 15 seconds to 3 minutes by sliding weight on axle

How does it work?
See either the explanation with this movie, or a more technical description at Genuine Ideas,
Vitriforms, a custom glassworking company took on the challenge of blowing the ring of glass.
Why Mani?
A Mani is a Tibetian prayer wheel. Spinning the wheel, which contains slips of papers printed with prayers, reaches the heaven as if the prayers themselves were spoken.
US 6,012,959. Also see US 6,071,165 for a related lamp based on a cartesian diver.
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