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.


1950s Japanese Music Top in Box Kangaroo Bear Monkey Tiger Squirrel Rabbit
$55.00
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Wood Handled Toy Spinning Tops Lot of 3 Reduced
$22.00
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2 Wood handled Toy Spinning Tops Signed F Zellers Reduced
$24.00
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Vintage Lot of 10 Cracker Jack Toy Spinning Tops Reduced
$24.00
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Wood Handle Toy Spinning Tops Lot of 3 Reduced
$22.00
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KOMA NEXT STARLIGHT mini SP pair Starlight mini SP 2 pieces JAPAN Tracking F S
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KOMA Precision frame NEXT URANUS Uranus JAPAN Tracking F S
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VINTAGE RARE Traditional Thai wooden spinning top
$35.00
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Collection of 6 Vintage Wood Spinning Tops
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VINTAGE PAIR OF HANDMADE IN INDIA WOODEN 175 SPINNING TOY TOPS
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ForeverSpin Brushed Stainless Steel Spinning Top Built to Last Spin Forever
$38.00
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Vintage 50s Tin top with 3 Airplanes Lithography
$25.00
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Vintage Spinning Top inside has a Train 7 1 2 tall x 6 1 2 across
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Antique Spinning Top C D4
$35.00
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Buck Rogers rare original vintage large Spinning Metal Toy top 1965
$112.09
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DE LUXE GAME CORP 42 ZIP TOP VINTAGE TOP AND POST GAME W ORIGINAL BOX COMPLETE
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ForeverSpin Titanium Spinning Top Titanium
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ForeverSpin Titanium Spinning Top Titanium Brand New
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