Duncan Starburst Whistler Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This steel Duncan yo-yo was made by the Cayo Manufacturing Company in the 1930s. It has flat sides and a red, yellow and blue starburst lithograph seal design on both halves. There are two small air holes that make a whistling sound when the toy is spun. The decal reads “Genuine Duncan Whistling Yo-Yo.” The Duncan Toys Company contracted its metal yo-yos to the Cayo Manufacturing Company until World War II.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
Date made
1930s
maker
Duncan
Cayo Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 cm x 6 cm; x 1 3/16 in x 2 3/8 in
Place Made
United States
ID Number
2002.0246.03
accession number
2002.0246
catalog number
2002.0246.03
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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