Duncan Expert Award Butterfly Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This wooden butterfly yo-yo was made by the Duncan Toys Company in the 1960s. It is teal and has a stamped silver leaf reading "Expert Award/ Duncan Yo-Yo/ Return Top." The seal features an image of an eagle with a star between its wings. The reverse side features an inscription carved into the back reading "Mr. Yo-Yo/ Bob." The inscription refers to the toy's user Bob Rule, who worked for Duncan during the 1950s and 1960s. Rule gave himself the nickname “Mr. Yo-Yo” in 1960. He wanted to avoid calling himself a “World Champion,” a disingenuous title used by many yo-yo performers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
user
Rule, Robert M.
maker
Duncan
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
string (part material)
Measurements
overall: 3 cm x 5.5 cm; 1 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in
ID Number
2004.0029.02
accession number
2004.0029
subject
Sports
yo-yo
Amateur
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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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