Tuesday, November 1, 2011

TOPS - The Spinning Wooden Kind 2

The story continues. This is the second of four tops that I'm putting on this billhead.

This was a Holiday Season order back when you weren't shopping for Christmas until you should be shopping for Christmas. Among the items ordered were Watches, Sad Irons, Dishes, Paints, Candles (by the box), Kitchen Sets and other items I'll cover in subsequent posts. I found it interesting that Tops were at the top of the list. These are the kind that you wrapped a cord around, and "threw" at the ground. There was a knack to launching them so that they would properly spin. Mine are suspended in motion.


  1. I still have, somewhere, a set of tops and a set of marbles my one daughter got me for Christmas. The tops are thrown to spin. Nice post.

  2. I also forgot to mention that I like the writing.

  3. I like what you said...'until you should be shopping for Christmas'. lol

    I never had the wooden tops, but I did have a large metal one. The handle was pumped up and down to make the top spin, and when it did, it made a humming musical sound. I don't know what ever happened to that thing. I'd love to have it now.

  4. Loving your tops- I know I had one somewhere, bet I gave it away, darn!!!!