Duncan Rainbo Yo-Yo

Duncan Rainbo Yo-Yo

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Description (Brief)
This Duncan steel yo-yo was manufactured by the Cayo Manufacturing Company in 1934. It has flat black sides with a black and white stripe design around the edges. There is a red, yellow and blue internal, metallic spinning disc that can be seen through small cut out windows in the sides. The decal reads “Genuine Duncan Rainbo Yo-Yo, Trade Mark Reg. USA.” The Duncan Toys Company contracted its metal yo-yos to the Cayo Manufacturing Company until World War II.
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Object Name
Date made
Cayo Manufacturing Company
Place Made
United States
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
overall: 3 cm x 6 cm; x 1 3/16 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Donald F. Duncan, Jr.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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