Cheerio Practice Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This type of wooden Cheerio brand yo-yo was made by Wilfred Schlee during the 1950s and 1960s in Ontario, Canada. It has flat sides and a pale green and white design. There is a gold, red and black foil sticker on one side reading “Tested and Approved for Practice, Tournament Practice Cheerio, Return Top 25, By Official Worlds Champions.” Cheerio was the best selling yo-yo brand in Canada and England during the 1930s, and became one of the Duncan Toy Company's main U.S. competitors after World War II.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
maker
Cheerio
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 cm x 5.5 cm; x 1 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in
Place Made
United States
ID Number
2002.0246.18
accession number
2002.0246
catalog number
2002.0246.18
subject
Yo-Yos
Sports & Leisure
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Yo-Yos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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