Royal Super Deluxe Chico Yo-Yo

Description (Brief)
This red "Chico Super Deluxe" yo-yo was made by the Royal Tops Manufacturing Company during the 1950s and 1960s. "Chico" was the nickname of Royal's founder, Joe Radovan, who was known to wear a sombrero during contests.
The yo-yo features Royal's crown and chevron logo above a yellow scroll. This example is mounted within a blister pack featuring illustrations of children's playing with yo-yos. The back of the package has instructions for doing tricks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
maker
Royal Tops Manufacturing Co.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (packaging material)
cardboard (packaging material)
string (part material)
Measurements
overall: 6 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 17.145 cm x 11.43 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
2007.0158.02
accession number
2007.0158
catalog number
2007.0158.02
subject
Children
Sports and Recreation, general
Sports & Leisure
Yo-Yos
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Yo-Yos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Stuart F. Crump
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