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Object ID 003470

Object Name Duncan spin top

Object Desc Spin top in original packaging that was priced at 39 cents.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003106

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords toys,spin top,Duncan spin top,

Title Duncan spin top

Description Orange background, with off white trim. With the magic winding groove. Beginners spin top. The world's easiest top to wind and spin. 39 cents. Will not mar floors. Directions on the back side of the package. The top itself is in a plastic container


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 5

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Duncan

Maker Details Located in Evanston, Ill. Donald Duncan encountered the yo yo in 1928, and a year later he brought a yo yo company from Pedro Flores. Duncan promoted the yo you druing the 30s, 40s, and 50s by demonstrations and contests.

Maker Mark


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Date JUN 21,2015

Summary good

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Corners are folded. Discoloration near the upper right corner. Item is still in original packaging.