Royal Manufacturing Company King Size Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This jumbo-size wooden yo-yo was made by Royal Manufacturing Company in the 1950s. It is blue with a gold stripe, and features a red and yellow crown graphic meant to look like the Crown of England. A blue and white decal reads “Royal Tops Mfg. Co. L.I City. N.Y. King Size Yo-Yo.” Royal was a major mid-century maker begun by Filipino immigrant Joe Radovan.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
Date made
1950s
maker
Royal Tops Manufacturing Co.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 7.5 cm; x 1 9/16 in x 2 15/16 in
Place Made
United States: New York, Queens, Long Island City
ID Number
2002.0246.24
accession number
2002.0246
catalog number
2002.0246.24
subject
Yo-Yos
Sports & Leisure
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Yo-Yos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

3/13/2015 10:48:47 PM
Diane Fleener
I have an antique yo-yo from Royal Tops Manufacturing. Unopened package. Says No. 59-Royal Master Yo-Yo Top. Brown with Royal yo-yo top label on object. How do I find info on it. Cannot find anything on internet. Thank you.
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