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.


Vintage LBZ Automatic Tin Litho Spinning Top
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VINTAGE RARE 1950S SPINNING TOP WESTERN COWBOY INDIAN SCENE PLASTIC TIN 9 H
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Vintage Ohio Arts Toy Metal Spinning Top
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3 Vintage Wood Spinning Tops Classic 1960s Wooden Toy w Original String
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VINTAGE DOMED SPINNING TOY TOP TRAIN THEME WEST GERMANY
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Antique Vintage J Chein Company metal top toy clowns wood handle rare
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Unusual Antique Metal Toy Spinning Top 1920s
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Large Ohio Art Vintage Childrens Metal Tin Spinning Top Toy with Racing Cars
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1969 Vintage WIZ Z ZER Worlds Wildest Whirler Spinning Top By Mattel Pink White
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6x 4 Bright Colorful Wooden Spinning Top Novelty Gift Party Bag Stocking Filler
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VINTAGE MATTEL WHIZZZER 7 UP CAN SPINNING TOP TOY 1970 POP SODA
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Antique Vintage Old 1940s Big Top Gyroscope in Original Box Toy AT9211308 57
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Antique Red white blue stripes tin litho spinner toy
$75.00
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NW Precision Spinning Top KOMA Japanese ProfessionalKOMA NEXT CHRONUS Silver F S
$77.77
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VINTAGE OHIO ART TOY TIN TOP
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NW Precision Spinning Top KOMA Japanese ProfessionalKOMA NEXT CHRONUS Silver F S
$77.77
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Hand turned metal spinning top Solid Aluminum Ruby Tip Custom machined
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Hand turned metal spinning top Solid Aluminum Ruby Tip Custom machined
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