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.


LBZ Lorenz Bolz Triple BALLERINA Spinning MUSICAL Top Toy with Panorama Dome
$24.00
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RARE Antique TOPSPIN Monte Carlo Chance Game Toy Spin Top Marbles VTG Bakelite
$84.99
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Vintage Spinner Top Train Toy
$21.96
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Precision Spinning Top Set With Handle String and Centering Plate
$37.00
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12 Battery Operated Spinning Flash Top Ultra Rotate Speed w LED
$69.99
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NEW DOUBLE TIFFANY Co PALOMA INSPIRED 12 TALL STAINLESS TOY TOP SPINS 6+
$52.00
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Vtg Tyco Wizzer 25th Anniversary Whirling Top NIP NOS
$19.98 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE OHIO ART SPINNING TOP CHILDREN IN AIRPLANES AT FAIR
$19.99
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vintage clownhead spinning rainbow music playing
$40.00
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24 sets Bouncing Top Flying UFO with Gun Launcher Wind up Toy Party Bag Filler
$37.99
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Vintage Speedy Spinners Top T T Japan Tin toy Sealed in Original Package
$40.00
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VTG TOY THE WONDERFUL GYROSCOPE W ORIGINAL GRAPHICS BOX BLIMP BIPLANE STEAMSHIP
$29.95
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MEDFORDS QUALITY FRANKFURTERS CELLULOID SPINNER TOY ADV
$35.00
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Hand turned metal spinning pocket top Solid brass Ruby tip Custom machined
$20.00
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Hand turned metal spinning pocket top Solid brass Ruby tip Custom machined
$20.00
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antique treen boxwood spinning top set
$425.00
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Vintage Gorham Sterling Silver Poker Spinning Toy Top
$149.00
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Vintage Gorham Sterling Silver Golf Spinning Toy Top
$149.00
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