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.


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Peanuts 1971 Vintage Chein Tin Toy Top Great Graphics Works Great
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KOMA NEXT STARLIGHT mini Silver Spinning Top Precision Top 2 pcs set
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Vintage Playskool Spinner Top RARE Collectible
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Vintage Tin Spinning Top 10 Little Indians Ohio Art USA
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Vintage Spinning Top Circus Made in Western Germany
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Vintage 50s Tin top with 3 Airplanes Lithography
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WOOD SPINNING TOP VINTAGE FRANCE larbre a jouer IN ORIGINAL BOX
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OLD VINTAGE METAL SPINNING TOP OHIO ART CO 120 WOODEN HANDLE NICE
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OLD VINTAGE METAL SPINNING TOP JACK IN THE BOX 1953 MATTEL
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Vintage J Chien pressed steel 7 whistling top w Clown theme
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Vintage Siren King Blue Spinning Top with string EUC
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Vintage LBZ Spinning Musical Top Circus Antique Fair
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Toy Push Spinng Top With Trains Inside Vintage
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Vintage Tin Spinning Top Toy Ohio Art Litho Circus Animal Train RARE Collectible
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Panorama Spinning Top
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Vintage Ballerina Spinning Toy
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Large Humming Spinning Carousel Top Toy Gift Brand New
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