Gorham Silver Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This metal yo-yo was made by the Gorham Manufacturing Company in the 1970s. It has flat sides and a sterling silver shell. The yo-yo features an ornate repousse leaf pattern and is engraved at the center. The Gorham Manufacturing Company was originally founded in Rhode Island in 1831 as a sterling silver maker.
Currently not on view
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Physical Description
steel (overall material)
overall: 5 cm x 6 cm; x 1 15/16 in x 2 3/8 in
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Sports & Leisure
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

4/26/2015 10:36:22 AM
Mike Phelan
I was recently given one of these yoyo's and there was a corresponding top, actually a spindle. The surface looks just like the yoyo except each little division has an option like"play golf", "buy low", "sell high", "hire an assistant". Anyone know anything about this? I would assume it is also from 1970
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