Duncan Whistling Yo-Yo Prototype

Description (Brief)
This developmental prototype for a whistling yo-yo was made by the Duncan Toys Company. It is made of stained wood with slotted pink and white plastic center pieces (diaphragms) attached to each half. There are eight small air holes on each side that produce a whistling sound when spun. Duncan’s previous whistling yo-yos were metal and manufactured by the Cayo Manufacturing Company. This example is likely an attempt by Duncan to self-produce a wooden whistler.
Object Name
yo-yo
maker
Duncan
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (center material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 6 cm; x 1 9/16 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
2002.0246.21
accession number
2002.0246
catalog number
2002.0246.21
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Yo-Yos
Sports & Leisure
Exhibition
Spark!Lab
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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