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.


rare 1950s LBZ WEST GERMANY BUG FACE SPINNING TOP TIN TOY EYESTOUNGEBUG MOVES
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vintage toy koma battle tops asian top with rope display stand info sheet japan
$99.95
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Fuchs Tin Toy Spinning Top Vintage From Western Germany
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Collection 17 Antique Wooden Childs Spinning Top Toy
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Antique KING Scientific Co B 19 Metal Spinning Top 1940s
$29.00
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Vintage Japanese Top Koma Folk Toy Fortune Telling Uranai
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Vintage Japanese Top Koma Folk Toy Fortune Telling Uranai Spinning
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Vintage Top LBZ Zirndorf Made in West Germany Animals Theme
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Vintage CLOWN HEAD PLUNGER Spinning Top BATTERY OP TOY Plastic Metal LIGHTS
$29.00
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Metal spinning top Aluminum brass Ceramic tip Precision machined USA made
$27.00 (3 Bids)
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Very Early CHEIN Metal Spinning Top Big Bad Wolf 3 Little Pigs GREAT GRAPHICS
$24.99 (1 Bid)
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Toycrafter Spinning Toy Tops Lot of 3
$30.00
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6 pcs Battery Operated Ultra Rotate Speed Spinning Flash Top LED
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Antique Lot of 5 Primitive Hand Carved Wood Toy Spinning Tops
$26.00
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Vintage Lot of 12 Toy Plastic Spinning Tops
$20.00
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Vintage Gyroscope Gyro Master A Chester Precision Toy
$30.00
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Lot of 3 antique wood spinning tops red white blue
$25.00
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VINTAGE LBZ SPINNING TOP CIRCUS THEME TOY 9 TALL
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