Duncan Imperial Tenite Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This plastic yo-yo was made by Duncan Toys Company from the 1950s to early 1960s. Made of the clear plastic Tenite, it was part of Duncan’s “Imperial” line. Featuring a chevron logo, this model was the original standard for the Duncan Imperial. Later Imperial's featured a fleur-de-lis instead of a chevron. The hot stamped seal reads “Duncan Imperial, Tenite, Yo-Yo Tops.”
Currently not on view
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Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
overall: 3 cm x 5.5 cm; x 1 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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