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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Vintage Tin Spinning Top Toy LBZ German made
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VINTAGE OHIO ART 311B177 HOT ROD TIN SPINNING TOY SPINNER TOP CHILDS RACE CAR
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Vintage 1940s Childs Toy Spinning Top 1949 Ohio Art Co for boy
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VTG NIP Ohio Art Spinning Tin Type Top Circus Show Wood Handle Spiraled USA 304
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Vintage Large J CHEIN Co Circus Theme Tin Spinning Top Made in the USA
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UNIQUE CARDBOARD ANTIQUE SPINNING TOP CLOWN
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Lovely Vintage Spinning Top
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vintage tin spinning top
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SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED Lighted NEW in Card Vintage FREE SHIPPING
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tin top vintage OHIIO ART NO304A185 WORKS PLASTIC PUSH BUTTON
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Antique 1909 Wizard Mono Rail Spinning JUMPING Top in Original Wooden Box
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SPINNING TOP TIN TOYCOWBOYS INDIANS BANK WEST GERMANY
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Vintage Childrens Automatic Choral Top from Germany
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Vintage Tin Spinning Top Toy Ohio Art Litho Circus Animal Train RARE Collectible
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SPINNING HORSE ROULETTE Wheel Wooden Apple Toy all the pieces 1930 Japan
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1960s MARX WHISTLING SPACE TOP SET MADE IN JAPAN
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