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.


SPINNING TOP Vintage Tin 7 1 2 dia Made In Germany
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Vintage Tin Spinning Top Toy LBZ German made
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Vintage All American Spinning Top
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MID CENTURY vintage retro tin 0hio Art Sleepy Teddie Bear top toy Cute campy
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VINTAGE WALT DISNEY SPINNING TOP TIN WESTERN GERMANY
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RARE BOLZ CLASSIC SPINNING TRAIN TOP WITH MOVING SCENES AND SOUNDS VGC WORKS
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100 Titanium SAKASA KOMA Tippe Top Spinning Top of Japan mini size
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Pair of VINTAGE metal TOY TOPS
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Vintage J Pressman Spinning Top Bowling Pin Game 6705 Wooden Box Cool
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Vtg tin metal Ohio Art Co Spinnging top circus zebra
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Vtg tin metal Ohio Art Co Large Spinnging top race cars
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VINTAGE PLASTIC 8 CARNIVAL ROCKET SPINNER RIDE WHISTLE WGERMANY
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VTG Ohio Art Choral Musical Tin Type Pedestal Spinning Top Wood Handle Spiral US
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Rare antique 1918 Dandy Steel Gyroscope In Box with Instructions and Accesories
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Very Rare KING Scientific Co Whistling Spinning Top 819 Chicago
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Vintage RO TO TOP Cast Iron Childs Top with a wooden handle
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Antique Steven Pixie Gyroscope 1955 in Orig Box w Instructions
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