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.


Alice Wonderland TIN LITHO SPINNING TOY TOP LORENZ BOLZ WGERMANY ZIRNDORF 1982
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VINTAGE STEVEN PIXIE GYROSCOPE W BOX 1955 1950S METAL SPINNING TOY
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100 Titanium SAKASA KOMA Tippe Top Spinning Top of Japan mini size
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Vintage Collectible Russian USSR Whirligig Spinning Tops Toy Good Condition Deco
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LBZ MUSICAL SPINNG TOP GERMANY
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Toy Whirligig Children Russian Spinning Top Horse Gyroscope Old Vintage Soviet
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VINTAGE LARGE TIN LITHO SPINNING TOP J CHEIN CO
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VTG Wooden Spinning Top Penley Sealed in Original Package 1984
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Fine Dated 1955 2 1 2 Metal Steven Pixie Gyroscope Top in Original Colorful Box
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VINTAGE SPIN TOP CHILDRENS TOY METAL W WOODEN KNOB PLASTIC SURROUND 1950S
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GERMAN PRE WAR NURSERY RHYME FAIRY TALE VINTAGE LITHO TIN PLATE TOY SPINNING TOP
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vintage oversized tin litho plastic spinning toptwo trains
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12 Battery Operated Ultra Rotate Speed Spinning Flash Top w LED
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Vintage Tin Toy Spinning Top Metal USA Made Ice Skaters Danish Dutch Wood Handle
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1930s Poll Parrot Shoes Spinner Toy
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JUDAICA LOT JEWISH HANUKKKAH SPINNING TOPS NR
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Vintage tin spinning top featuring astronauts and spaceships
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RARE STERLING SILVER925 PUT TAKE GAME PIECE SPINNING TOP TEETOTUM PIRINOLA SPAIN
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