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Spinning top

Description

One metal spinning top with base. Gyroscope/topi smade of 'circle' within a sphere. 'Circle' is solid metal painted in green with gold trim. Sphere is painted red. Intersecting rod is painted green. Pieces are held together with screws (two). Base has round rim with painted gold, leaf motif. The basetapers up to a thin nail (?) in which the top slips into. There's a small hole in the rod in which the pin (?) nail (?) slides into.

Details

Maker
Gorham, W. B. (Maker)
Date
1890-1920
Inscriptions
"W.C. Gorham Patent Applied for, Boston, Mass. / Office 12 School St." (stamped)
Material
metal
paint (coating)
Object type
Toy
Descriptive terms
games
metal
paint (coating)
spinning tops
Top, Gyroscope
Dimensions
4 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.458
Credit Line
Bequest of Elsie Allen
GUSN
10688

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