Ka-Yo Musical Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This steel yo-yo was made by the Cayo Manufacturing Company of Benton Harbor Michigan in the early 1930s. There is a "Captain's Wheel" lithograph pattern design printed on one side in gray, white and black. Julius N. Cayo founded the Cayo Manufacturing Company as a metal stamping business and began making yo-yos in the early 1930s. It was called a Musical Ka-Yo, so not to infringe upon the Duncan Toy Company's trademark of the term "yo-yo." It whistled when spun due to holes in its sides.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
maker
Cayo Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 cm x 6.5 cm; x 1 3/16 in x 2 9/16 in
Place Made
United States: Michigan, Benton
ID Number
2002.0246.01
accession number
2002.0246
catalog number
2002.0246.01
subject
Sports & Leisure
Yo-Yos
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Yo-Yos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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