Coca-Cola Bob Rola World Champion Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This plastic yo-yo was made by the Duncan Toys Company in the 1950s. It has a pink body and clear rounded sides. It features an image of yo-yo champion Bob Rola on one half and multi-colored dots on the other. It reads “Duncan Yo-Yo for Coca-Cola World Champion,” and “Best Wishes, Bob Rola.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
Date made
1950s
maker
Duncan
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 cm x 6 cm; x 1 3/16 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
2002.0246.37
accession number
2002.0246
catalog number
2002.0246.37
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Yo-Yos
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"I saw Bob Rola perform in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He gave a show in my elementary school auditorium in 1964 or 1965."

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