Spinning Tops

Vintage Spinning Tops

Spinning tops have been around so long that no one knows who spun the first one. It is likely that the first spinning top was a nut or acorn spun by a curious child. It seems likely that natural curiosity began the craft of top spinning in various places around the world. The spinning top was also one of the earliest toy patents granted by the United States Patent Office. There are many kinds of spinning tops. Most people in the United States are familiar with the large plunger top. The mechanism inside the top causes it to spin when the plunger is pumped up and down. The finger top (usually very inexpensive) begins spinning by twirling it between the thumb and fingers. Flip tops are designed to flip over when they are spun! The whipping top was more popular in Europe. It is spun by hitting it with a lash or whip. Mechanical springs are used in some tops to wind up the top and let it go spinning when the spring is released. The peg top is spun by winding a string or cord around the top and throwing the top to unwind the string and make the top spin.


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VINTAGE TOY SPINNING TOP MARKED LBZ BARNYARD ANIMALS ON TOP MADE IN CHINA
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2 Vintage TOY Wood Tops
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Rare Antique Glass Wood And Metal Toy Spinning Top
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Vintage Spin Spinning Orbiting Astro Top Unused with String 1949 50S
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SPINNING TOP Vintage Tin 7 1 2 dia Made In Germany
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Vintage Butterfly Metal Spin Top Toy by LBZ Western Germany
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LBZ Lorenz Bolz Zirndorf Western Germany Vintage Spinning Pump Top Cute Bears
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1963 LBZ TIN PLASTIC SPINNING CHOO CHOO TOP WESTERN GERMANY W ORIGINAL BOX
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Antique Steven Pixie Gyroscope 1955 in Orig Box w Instructions
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VINTAGE WALT DISNEY SPINNING TOP TIN WESTERN GERMANY
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3 Pcs Assorted Handmade Wooden Spinning Tops 4Ht 25Dia Vintage Indian Craft
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VINTAGE TIN TOP BY CHEIN
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Cool Vintage Airplane Tin Spinning Top
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Vintage Top LBZ Zirndorf Made in West Germany Animals Theme
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