Spinning top

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-10688

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

Descriptive Terms

spinning tops
metal
paint (coating)
games
Top, Gyroscope

Inscription

"W.C. Gorham Patent Applied for, Boston, Mass. / Office 12 School St." (stamped)

Maker

Gorham, W. B. (Maker)

Object Type

Toy

Dimensions

4 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elsie Allen

Accession Number

1995.458