Hummingbird Smothers Brothers Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This wooden "Smothers Brothers" yo-yo was made by the Hummingbird Toy Company in 1988. The yo-yo is unopened upon its original yellow, red and black display card that also holds an owner’s manual. Silhouette images of the brothers holding musical instruments are printed on the card. The yo-yo has flat sides and a stamped drawing of Dick Smothers (1939- ). The Smothers Brothers were a duo comedy variety act who parlayed their song “Yo-yo Man” into a successful instructional video and yo-yo line.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
Date made
1988
depicted
Smothers Brothers
maker
Hummingbird Toy Company, Ltd.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paper (display card material)
Measurements
overall: 15 cm x 17 cm x 3 cm; 5 7/8 in x 6 11/16 in x 1 3/16 in
Place Made
United States: New York, Arcade
ID Number
2002.0246.52
accession number
2002.0246
catalog number
2002.0246.52
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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