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 Globe Ride Tin Toy made by WJ Western Germany 1980s Vintage
$34.00
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Whiplash Gyro Top Lincoln International Vintage 1960s New In Package
$19.99
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Vintage J Chein Tin Spinning Top with Whistle Holes WORKS Tin Litho
$29.99
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RARE ANTIQUE 1800s OR EARLIER CARVED WOOD SPIN TOP TOY
$87.50
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RARE ANTIQUE VINTAGE CARVED WOOD SPIN TOP TOY
$135.00
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RARE ANTIQUE 1800s OR EARLIER CARVED WOOD SPIN TOP TOY
$87.50
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VINTAGE WHISTLER CIRCUS TOY SPINNING TOP
$23.50
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Original RARE Hidden Spirits Hayate Beyblade Hasbro 44 New In Box SEALED
$39.99
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VINTAGE WHISTLER TRAIN TOY SPINNING TOP
$23.50
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VINTAGE CAST IRON RO TO TOP SPINNING RO TO TOP BLUE METAL WITH BLACK HANDLE
$30.00
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Traditional Mexican Mesquite Wood Spinning Top Trompo de mezquite con cuerda
$19.99
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Traditional Mexican Mesquite Wood Spinning Top Trompo de mezquite con cuerda
$19.99
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Vintage tin spinning top by Walt Disney
$25.00
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12 pcs Flash Spinning Peg Top w Multi Color LED Light up Kids Activities Toys
$27.59
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Antique WOOD SPINNING TOP RedBlue and NaturalOriginal
$28.00
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Vintage 1950s spinning top Made in Germany Camper boats hang glider skier
$52.45
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Langson GYRO WHIRL 46 w Box Instructions LK
$19.99
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Vintage J Chein Spinning Tin Toy Top Polka Dots Large 10 Rare
$24.95
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