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
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
Credit Line
Gift of Stuart F. Crump
subject
Children
Sports and Recreation, general
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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

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